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Posted by: John (ID *****0214) Date: August 15, 2004 at 15:20:56
In Reply to: Re: WILLIAM H. AMAZEEN/URANIA RICHARDS by John Dow of 181

Here is what I have for William Henry's line, only extended out 3 generations to keep information on current living family members offline. <Converted to text from FTM report, then pasted here.Hope everything transferred correctly> Please e-mail with any comments/additional data for me.

Descendants of William Henry Amazeen
<did not post connection to prior generation until something concrete is found>

Generation No. 1

       1. William Henry1 Amazeen was born Abt. 1824 in New Castle,Rockingham Co.,NH, and died Abt. 1879 in Probably Durham,NH. He married Eurania Jane Richards 28 Oct 1847, daughter of Amy Tuttle. She was born Abt. 1825 in Middleton,NH, and died 14 Dec 1887 in Durham,NH.

Notes for William Henry Amazeen:
1850 New Castle,NH census household 3/3:
William H age 26 all born NH a shoemaker
"Urana" age 25
Clara age 3
Sarah a.1
<at 3/4 is Joseph White age 35, Joseph age 4, and Sarah M Richards age 17 (b.ME, she is sister of Eurania)

1856-7 Portsmouth Directory: <not in prior directories>
W. Henry, laborer, house at 1 Edward <for these years, NOT in Ports tax books>

1860 Portsmouth,NH census:
William H, age 34 born NH
Urania J age 32 b.NH
Clara J age 12 b.NH
Sarah S a.11 b.NH
George H a.8 b.NH
"Able" L age 6 <says he was b.ME, an error?>
Abba M a.2 b.NH

1860-1 Portsmouth direct.: William H, rigger, h. 30 Gates
1864: a peddler, with h. North Rd.
1867, 69: fisherman, h. 2 South Mill Rd (shared with Henry A Maloon, husband of Mary Ann Richards, Urania's sister)

1870, in Greenland as of 1 March when he and wife signed deed (see her notes)

1870 Greenland,NH census, household # 24/26:
William age 40, fishdealer all born NH
Jane age 38
George H a.18
Abel L a.16
Emma F a.13
Abbie M a.7
Grace "B" a.2

Son George H purchased property in Durham,NH in 1873. As he was single for most of his life, perhaps his parents moved here and lived with him. I have found no land deeds pertaining to William H, so probably only rented.

1881 Durham Town Report: The poll tax of 1879 for William H ($.85) was abated in this year, a good indication that he had died prior to this.

Notes for Eurania Jane Richards:
There are many variations of her name, including Urana, Urania, and Emania (used middle name Jane on 1870 census), and her birth place has been seen as Lewiston and Livermore, Maine, and Middleton,NH. As her birth in NH is seen the majority of times, it is that I'll stick with at this time.

There is a birth rec of a female born 2 Mar 1868 (probably Grace) to William and "Emania", their 10th child. If number is correct, then one still needs to be found, who probably was born and died in between census years.

In Strafford County Deeds, v.247,p.242, dated 1 Mar 1870 (and filed 11 Mar.), Urana J Amazeen of Greenland (she signed as Euranna), wife of William H, Mary A Meloon of Ports (wife of Henry A), and S. Maria Nutter of Ports (wife of Henry), sold their share of estate of John Tuttle of Dover, the before mentioned "as heirs of Amy Richards who was sister of said John Tuttle". The three husbands signed in right of their wives as well.

1880 Durham,NH census household #115/131:
Urana "Amoysen", widow, age 53, b.NH par.b.NH/NH
George H, son, age 27 b.NH
Mary A, dau., age 17,b.NH
Grace V, dau., age 11,b.NH

Children of William Amazeen and Eurania Richards are:
+       2       i.       Clara Jane2 Amazeen, born 12 Jul 1848 in New Castle, NH; died 24 Oct 1934 in Portsmouth,NH.
       3       ii.       Sarah S Amazeen, born Abt. Sep 1849; died 22 Aug 1867 in Portsmouth,NH.

Notes for Sarah S Amazeen:
Sarah died of consumption at age 17y,11m,15d parents listed as Wm H and Erania J (born Middleton)

       4       iii.       George H Amazeen, born 15 Mar 1853 in Portsmouth or New Castle; died 03 Jul 1929 in Dover,NH. He married Eva Whitehouse 02 Sep 1905 in Somersworth,NH; born Abt. 1862 in Norway,Maine; died 31 Jul 1913 in Dover,NH.

Notes for George H Amazeen:
George H Amazeen "of Greenland" first purchased land in Durham,NH on 6 June 1873 from Anna Woodsum, only about an acre "by the old road leading from the village to railroad station" <Strafford Co Deeds v.254,p.155>. He purchased 30 more acres in this vicinity in 1881 and 1888, and a blacksmith shop in 1889. An 1892 map of Durham shows where he had lived, near where the B+M Railroad crossed over the main road into Durham. Most, if not all, of this land was sold to the NH College of Agriculture and Mechanical Arts, now UNH, in 1923.

1878 Durham town report: George H. was paid $10.- for 17 turkeys killed by "damage by dogs"

1880 Durham census, listed as son in household of Urana, but believe it is he who owned home.

1886 town report: Pd $5.- for a sheep killed by dogs in 1884; $1.20 for 'breaking roads' for town in Dist 1
1887 twn rep: $5.25 for breaking roads
1888 twn rep: George pd $12.50 "labor on account of diphtheria" <not sure meaning of this>

1900 Durham census house 65/65 (owned farm)
George H., born Mar 1856, age 44 single, b.NH par.b.NH farmer

In the Durham Annual Report: 2 Sep 1905, George H Amazeen of Durham age 52 born New Castle, married at Somersworth by Elisha C Andrews, Justice of Peace, to Eva Whitehouse of Somersworth age 40.

1910 Durham census <distr. 287 p.173a>, Turnpike Rd. (house 109/113)
Geo H, age 56, M1, 5 years, b.NH par.b.NH/NH farmer, owned farm
< no Eva with him>

1920 census, not found in Durham <not many people listed for town, may be missing pages online>

Death Rec:
died from heart disease, had for years, buried 6 July in Harmony Grove Cem (Old South Cem) in Portsmouth. A retired farmer, his parents were William H b.New Castle,seafaring and Eurania J Richards b.ME He had been a resident of the Hayes Hospital on 45 Summer St in Dover for 15 days.

Obit listed in the Foster's Daily Democrat, Friday 5 July,1929. Died at the Hayes Hospital on Wednesday evening, aged 76 years, 3 months, and 18 days. Funeral notice listed the next day. This obit has sister Mrs George Chamberlain in Portsmouth, but Portsmouth Herald obit. is correct in having her living in Loudon.

Notes for Eva Whitehouse:
This was her second marriage.

Eva died from carcinoma of uterus at the Strafford County Farm in Dover at age 51. She was buried on August 1st in Harmony Grove Cem., Portsmouth (a second card in Concord vitals has interment at Dover).

+       5       iv.       Abel Sidney Amazeen, born Abt. 1854 in New Castle, NH; died 15 Mar 1936 in Portsmouth,NH.
+       6       v.       Emma Fanny Amazeen, born 29 Oct 1857 in New Castle, NH; died 14 Jan 1939 in Loudon,NH.
       7       vi.       John W Amazeen, born Aft. 1860; died 18 Nov 1863 in Portsmouth,NH.
+       8       vii.       Mary A Amazeen, born Abt. 1863.
       9       viii.       Charles W Amazeen, born Abt. 1865; died 07 Sep 1867 in Portsmouth,NH.

Notes for Charles W Amazeen:
Charles died at age 1y.,8m. from consumption

+       10       ix.       Grace V Amazeen, born 02 Mar 1868 in Portsmouth,NH.

Generation No. 2

       2. Clara Jane2 Amazeen (William Henry1) was born 12 Jul 1848 in New Castle, NH, and died 24 Oct 1934 in Portsmouth,NH. She married Charles Albert Ridge 03 Apr 1870. He was born 10 Jun 1849 in Kennebunk,Maine, and died 21 Feb 1911 in Portsmouth,NH.

Notes for Clara Jane Amazeen:
Though 1900 census has birth date as July 1849, it should be earlier than this as she was 3 on 1850 census and 12 in 1860. <Death record says was born 12 July 1848, will use this>

1870 Portsmouth,NH ward-3 census house # 235/299
Charles Ridge, age 21, ship carpenter value -/$150., b.ME
"Carie" age 21 <says b.ME>
<a John a.10 and Frank a.7, also b.ME, perhaps his siblings>

1880 Portsmouth ward-4:
Charles A age 31 b.ME ship carpenter, par.b.ENG
Clara J age 31,b.NH, par.b.NH/ME
Carrie A, age 8 b.NH par.b.ME/NH
Ada M age 6
Susie E age 3

Portsmouth directory:
1886, Charles A, carpenter, h. 4 Walden
1895: h. 6 Newcastle Ave.

1900 Ports. census, 24 Newcastle Ave.
Charles A, born Jan 1850, age 50, marr.30 years,b.ME par.b.Eng/ME home carp.
Clara J, b.July 1849, age 50, children 3 born/2 liv., b.NH par.b.NH/ME

1910 Portsmouth ward-4 census (p.97b), 24 Newcastle Ave.
Charles A, age 60, M 40y. b.ME par. b.Eng/ME
Clara J, age 61, children: 3 (2 liv), b.NH par.b.NH/ME

1930 Ports. census, owned home at 122 Newcastle Ave. ($5000.-)
Clara J, age 80, widow, b.NH par.b.ME/ME

1934 Ports. Directory, Clara J Ridge (widow Chas A) h. 122 Newcastle Ave.

Portsmouth Herald, Thurs 25 Oct. 1934
Mrs. Clara J Ridge, widow of Charles A, and one of the oldest residents of the South End, passed away Wednesday evening at home of one of her daughters, Mrs William F Woods of 122 Newcastle Ave. Mrs Ridge was 85 years old. Survived by 1 dau., 1 brother Abel, one sister Mrs. Fred Locke of Haverhill and a grandson Ralph E Cox of Schenectady,NY

Death Record (Concord Vital Rec Dept)
Clara J Ridge, died at 112 Newcastle Ave. Portsmouth, a resident since childhood, previously in New Castle (born there 1848 mth 7,dy 12). Died 24 Oct 1934, age 86y,3m,12d of acute bronchio pneumonia (had 1 week) father ------ Amazeen; Buried 27 Oct at Harmony Grove

1936 Ports Dir.: Clara d. 24 Oct 1934

More About Clara Jane Amazeen:
Burial: Harmony Grove Cemetery,Ports.,NH

Notes for Charles Albert Ridge:
Death Record (Concord Vital Rec Dept)
Charles Albert Ridge, died Newcastle Ave., Portsmouth,NH on 21 Feb 1911 of pneumonia, age 61y,8m,11d; Born Kennebunk,ME on 10 June <no year listed>. Occupation was a carpenter, parents were Charles (b.England) and Susan Welch (b.York)

More About Charles Albert Ridge:
Burial: Harmony Grove Cemetery,Ports.,NH
Children of Clara Amazeen and Charles Ridge are:
       11       i.       Carrie A3 Ridge, born 22 Dec 1871 in Portsmouth,NH. She married William F Woods 28 Jan 1897 in Portsmouth,NH; born Abt. 1872 in England.

Notes for Carrie A Ridge:
Birth record (filed in Concord):
Clara A Ridge b.22 Dec 1871 reported from Ports., First child of Charles, marine, b.ME and Clara b.Portsmouth
<<all other data on her lists her as Carrie A>>

Notes for William F Woods:
1880 Rye,NH census: William with father John and siblings, all but 2 (including his brother Charles whom he would start harness business with) born in Eng.

1895 Ports dir: William F, harness maker at 18 Congress; bds 70 Pleasant (with brother Charles E and several others)

1903 direct: "Wm F and Chas E. Woods" Harness Dealers, Horseman's Supplies, Bicycles and Trunks, 18 Congress St. 'successors to J.S. Tilton' <William living at this time at 26 Newcastle, bro. in Kittery>

1910 Ports. census, ward-4 (p.97B) 26 Newcastle Ave (owned home)
William F, age 38, M for 12y, b.ENG; merchant, harness store
Carrie A, age 38, ch 0/0, b.NH

Portsmouth Directory:
1920 William F Woods (Carrie A) Bicycles and Sporting Goods 22 (20) Congress home 112 (26) Newcastle Ave <note: numbers in parentheses are old street #'s, renumbering around this time>
1936: Wm F (Carrie A) chf PFD 170 Court, h. 112 Newcastle Ave.

1920 Ports. census, ward-4 near Pickering St (owned home) 358/414
William F, age 47, b.ENG; imm 1874 Na; par.b. ENG; occ: store merchant
Carrie, age 42, b.NH parents b.same

1930 Ports census, 112 Newcastle Ave; owned home ($3000-)
William F, age 58, b.ENG, imm 1875 NA, chief fire dept.
Carrie A, age 58, b.NH
<Clara Ridge next door @ 122>

Marriage Notes for Carrie Ridge and William Woods:
William F Woods, age 25, harness maker, b.Eng (John and Eliza (Lowde?) both b.Eng
Carrie A Ridge, age 25, b.Ports.,NH (charles b.Ports, Clara (Amazeen) b.Newcastle)
intents 26 Jany, married 28 Jan 1897 by A.E.Phelps, clergyman of Ports.

+       12       ii.       Ada M Ridge, born 25 Jun 1873 in Portsmouth,NH.
       13       iii.       Susie E Ridge, born 21 Mar 1877 in Portsmouth,NH.

Notes for Susie E Ridge:
Birth Rec: female, born 21 Mar 1877, third child of Charles, ship carpenter and Clara J, born New Castle

       5. Abel Sidney2 Amazeen (William Henry1) was born Abt. 1854 in New Castle, NH, and died 15 Mar 1936 in Portsmouth,NH. He married Ella Jane Buzzell, daughter of Lemuel Buzzell and Emily Gear. She was born 24 Jun 1859 in Durham,NH, and died 11 Feb 1882 in Durham,NH.

Notes for Abel Sidney Amazeen:
1880 Durham census:
"Emeley" Buzzell, widow, age 47, b.NH par.b.NH/VT
Abel S Amazeen, son-in-law, age 26, b.NH.ME
Ella J, age 20 b.NH par.b.NH/NH

1910 Portsmouth,NH ward-3 census, a boarder at 38 Maplewood Ave., age 56 "single", b.NH par.b.NH/ME a laborer at (occup. unreadable)

At 5 Marjorie St in Portsmouth when he died at age 78y10m. of pulmonary oedema (had a few days), he had worked at various jobs. A widow, he was born in New Castle in May 1858 <place and date may be wrong>. Also in error were parents' birth places, Liverpool,Eng for William and New Castle for Eurania. He was interred in Harmony Grove Cem,Ports. on 18 Mar.

Obit, Tues. 17 Mar. 1936 Portsmouth Herald:
Died yesterday at his home, aged 79 years; "had lived most of his life in and around Portsmouth"; He was a kindly man and well liked by all who knew him.
Survivors: 2 sisters (Mrs Fred Locke of Haverhill,Mass and Mrs Emma Chamberlain of Loudon)
3 nieces (Mrs William Woods of 'this city', Mrs Elmer Bowden of Newton,Mass and Mrs Bessie Gray of Center Barnstead)
1 nephew (Harold E Locke of Haverhill)

Notes for Ella Jane Buzzell:
Ella Jane and son Frank S, previously buried in Buzzell Cemetery in Durham, were disinterred and moved to Lee Cem. in Lee,NH by permit granted 9 Nov 1905

Ella J died at age 22y,8m of consumption

More About Ella Jane Buzzell:
Burial: Lee,NH
Children of Abel Amazeen and Ella Buzzell are:
+       14       i.       Fannie E3 Amazeen, born 24 Jun 1880 in Durham,NH; died 01 Nov 1898 in Durham,NH.
       15       ii.       Frank Sewell Amazeen, born 07 Dec 1881 in Durham,NH; died 01 Feb 1882 in Durham,NH.

Notes for Frank Sewell Amazeen:
Concord Vitals say that he died 1 Feb. 1882, age 2 months, of consumption. Grave says 2 Feb.

Application for Disinterment:
Frank S, now lying in Buzzell Cemetery,Durham died 1882 Feb 2, age 2, consumption, to Lee Cem.,Lee,NH permit granted 9 Nov 1905
<mother also moved>

More About Frank Sewell Amazeen:
Burial: Lee,NH

       6. Emma Fanny2 Amazeen (William Henry1) was born 29 Oct 1857 in New Castle, NH, and died 14 Jan 1939 in Loudon,NH. She married (1) Charles Edward H Brown 01 Feb 1874 in Lee,NH, son of Jeremiah Brown and Betsey Arlin. He was born 22 Jan 1851 in Loudon,NH, and died 30 Apr 1902 in Loudon,NH. She married (2) George C Chamberlain 29 Aug 1909 in Pittsfield,NH, son of Moses Chamberlain and Annie Hayes. He was born Abt. 1862.

Notes for Emma Fanny Amazeen:
Birthplace for Emma listed as Greenland on son William's 2nd marr rec. As there are several errors on this, this too probably another. Family was in Portsmouth at time of her birth; at time of her wedding, however, I believe her family was then living in Greenland, prob. where this originated.

On 1860 Portsmouth census, there is an "Abba M" age 2, but no Emma. In 1870, Emma F is now 13, so this would be her. There is now an Abba M at age 7, but this is Mary A.

Emma was of Loudon when son married in 1907.

1880 Durham,NH census, household 18/21:
Edward H Brown age 24 b.NH works on shoes parents both b.NH
Emma F age 22 b.NH par.b.NH/ME
William H age 1 b.NH par both b.NH

Loudon Directory (part of Concord book):
1902-3: Emma, widow of Charles E, Piper Hill <Will H bds here>
1904-5: Emma, widow, moved to Barnstead <Will still bds here,Concord Rd>
<probably lived w/ dau. Bessie>

A resident of Loudon again by 1909 when remarried.

1920 Loudon,Merrimack Co,NH census owned home on C---- Rd
George C Chamberlain age 58 b.NH par.b. MA/NH
Emma F age 58 b.NH par.b. NH/ME

Loudon directory, 1924: George C., farmer, h. Concord Rd.

1930 Loudon census owned home on Pittsfield Rd. (household #201/204)
Emma F Chamberlain age 70,widow, 1st marr at age 17, b.NH par.b.NH/ME
<a Freda M Nutter age 5, boarder with her>

OBIT: Emma Fanny Chamberlain, widow of George, died 14 Jan. 1939 in Loudon from cancer of liver (had for 8 months) at age 81y,2m,16d. A resident for 50 years. Buried 17 Jan. in Moore Cem,Loudon. Parents were Wm Henry, sea capt, and Eurania Jane Richards, both birthplaces unknown. Born 29 Oct 1857 in New Castle according to death rec. <death rec filed by Bessie Gray, her daughter>

Notes for Charles Edward H Brown:
Called Edward H on 1874 marriage certificate, and on 1880 Durham census, he is afterwards called Charles Edward when in Loudon, on death rec and son's marr.

Loudon,NH street directory <part of Concord book>:
1898-9: Charles E, farmer, Pittsfield Rd.
1900-1: rural letter carrier and farmer, h. Piper Hill, off Concord Rd.
<1902-3, Emma, widow, at Piper Hill>

<death rec, Concord vital recs>
Charles Edward died Loudon 30 April 1902, age 51y,3m,8d. Born in Loudon on 22 Jan 1851, his parents were Jeremiah and Betsey O (Arlin), both born Barrington.
He was a farmer, married. Buried in Loudon Ctr Cem, he was disinterred to Union Cem, also in Loudon.

More About Charles Edward H Brown:
Burial: Union Cem,Loudon

Marriage Notes for Emma Amazeen and Charles Brown:
<from Concord Vital Rec Dept>
Edward H. Brown, age 23 b.Loudon
Emma F Amazine, age 17, b.Lewiston,ME both of Durham, marr. 1 Feb 1874 in Lee,NH. No parents listed for them. <yet another birthplace for Emma>

Marriage Notes for Emma Amazeen and George Chamberlain:
George C. Chamberlain, age 40, residing Loudon, born same, 2nd marr (div) (Moses +Annie C (Hayes))
Emma F Brown, age 48, res.Loudon, b.Durham, 2nd marr (widow) (unknown for parents)
int. 27 Aug, marr 29 Aug 1909 in Pittsfield,NH by Willis G Brown, clergyman of Pitts
Children of Emma Amazeen and Charles Brown are:
+       16       i.       William Henry3 Brown, born Abt. 1878 in Durham,NH.
+       17       ii.       Bessie J Brown, born Abt. 1883; died 02 Feb 1963 in Pittsfield,NH.

       8. Mary A2 Amazeen (William Henry1) was born Abt. 1863. She married Fred E Locke 27 Nov 1889 in Durham,NH, son of Ira Locke and Lydia Church. He was born 24 Jun 1861 in Madbury,NH.

Notes for Mary A Amazeen:
Mary A. would be the Abbie M. on 1870 Greenland census (but not the Abba M on 1860 at age 2, this should be Emma F)

In the book "A History and Genealogy of Capt John Locke" <page 494,553>, she is known as May A, born in Portsmouth to William H. and Mary (mother's name error)

The Madbury Town Report 1889 has Mary A "Amerzeen", age 23 spinster, born Portsmouth d/o Wm H b.New Castle and "Mary A" b.Lewiston,ME <mother's name is error, but is birth place as well?> marrying Fred E Locke age 28, farmer b.Madbury (s/o Ira and Lydia) in Durham by the Rev S.H. Barnum

Notes for Fred E Locke:
A farmer of Madbury, later a tinsmith in Haverhill,Mass. <Locke Gen. p.553>

1894 Haverhill,MA directory:
Fred E, teamster, 6 Spring Place

1920 Haverhill ward-6, 110 Cedar St (rented) household 24/31
Fred E, age 58, b.NH, pipe fitter
Mary A, age 53, b.NH parents b. NH/ME
Harold I, son, age 29 general work, wood heel factory
Bertha, d-in-law, age 21, imm:1908? NA 1916 b.Russia (locale unreadable); spoke Polish; working at heel factory
Eurania L, dau., age 18, b.MA; bookkeeper at garage

1930 Haverhill ward-6 renting at 114 Main St household 88/113
Fred E, age 68, b.NH, occu: caretaker, American Legion _____ <hard to read>
Mary A, age 63, b.NH par.b.NH/ME
Harold I, age 38, div, b.NH; occ: ?edgesetter <workplace unreadable>

Children of Mary Amazeen and Fred Locke are:
       18       i.       Harold Ira3 Locke, born 25 Aug 1890 in Madbury,NH; died Oct 1967. He married Esther M Bixby 07 Dec 1912 in Nashua,NH; born 1894 in Norway,ME.

Notes for Harold Ira Locke:
Locke Gen says he was a shoemaker in Haverhill,MA

Listed as divorced on 1930 Haverhill,MA census.

World War I Draft Registration card:
Harold Ira Locke of 26 Dudley in Haverhill,MA born 25 Aug 1890 Madbury,NH shoeworker, single
Though he filled out a card, he had just been discharged from the army on 2 Aug. 1919, a corporal in the infantry for 4 years...<parts hard to read>

In 1920 census, Harold is with parents in Haverhill with a Bertha "daughter-in-law" age 21 from Russia. Is this a second marriage?

On SSDI, the last residence (in Oct 1967) of Harold was Newton,NH

       19       ii.       Eurania L Locke, born Abt. 1902.

       10. Grace V2 Amazeen (William Henry1) was born 02 Mar 1868 in Portsmouth,NH. She married Fred J Howard 06 Feb 1892 in New Durham,NH, son of J. Howard and Abby Hill. He was born Abt. 1869 in Alton,NH, and died 23 Aug 1916 in Alton,NH.

Notes for Grace V Amazeen:
As Grace was age 2 in 1870 census and 11 in 1880, she is most likely the 10th child, female, born to Wm H (b.New Castle,residing Ports) and Emania J (b.Middleton)

Notes for Fred J Howard:
Fred J Howard, died 23 Aug 1916 in Alton by lightning, aged 48/0/23. Born in Alton, son of J. William Howard and Abbie Hill

Marriage Notes for Grace Amazeen and Fred Howard:
From Alton Vital Records:
Fred J Howard of Alton, age 23, farmer, b.Alton (William and Abby H)
Grace Amazeen of Durham, age 23, b.Durham (William b. New Castle and Emana b.Upton,ME)
marr 6 Feb 1892 in New Durham,NH
Child of Grace Amazeen and Fred Howard is:
+       20       i.       Fred W3 Howard, born Abt. 1897 in Haverhill,MA.

Generation No. 3

       12. Ada M3 Ridge (Clara Jane2 Amazeen, William Henry1) was born 25 Jun 1873 in Portsmouth,NH. She married George E Cox 18 Jun 1896 in Portsmouth,NH, son of Daniel Cox and Emma F.. He was born Abt. 1873 in Portsmouth,NH.

Notes for Ada M Ridge:
Birth Rec: Ada M born 25 June 1873 in Portsmouth, second child of Charles born Kennebunk, carpenter, and Clara J, b. Ports.

Marriage Notes for Ada Ridge and George Cox:
Addie M Ridge, age 22, b.Ports (Charles A b.Kennebunk/ Clara A b.Newcastle)
George E Cox, age 23, mason, b.Ports (Daniel N and Emma F)
intents 17 June, marr. 18 June 1896 by A.E.Phelps,clergyman of Ports.
Child of Ada Ridge and George Cox is:
       21       i.       Ralph E4 Cox.

       14. Fannie E3 Amazeen (Abel Sidney2, William Henry1) was born 24 Jun 1880 in Durham,NH, and died 01 Nov 1898 in Durham,NH. She married (2) William J Guptill 15 May 1898 in Lee,NH, son of J.J. Guptill and H.S.. He was born Abt. 1866 in Epping,NH.

Notes for Fannie E Amazeen:
<from the Durham Town report for year 1899>
death, 1 Nov. 1898 in Durham, Fannie A Guptill, age 18y5m from consumption, parents: "Abram" b.Ports and Ella Buzzell b.Durham

In 1889 Durham Town Report: tuition was paid to Martha E Buzzell for the Lee board of Education for the attendance of the Amazeen child (20 wks at 25 cents = $5.00). Martha was the wife of James of Lee, but not sure of relationship to 'Amazeen child', if any, except for last name in common. May have been an aunt?

Notes for William J Guptill:
Estimate of birth year from marriage rec. In 1870 Brentwood,NH census, he could be the 'Willie' age 5 with James J and Harriet Guptill (parents initials match that of marr. rec). In 1895 Lee directory, there is a Joseph J listed (only year), is this correct name of father?
Have not located him after death of Fannie in 1898

Marriage Notes for Fannie Amazeen and William Guptill:
Town report,Durham 1899 (vitals to 1898):
Marriage 15 May 1898 in Lee,NH:
Wm J Guptill age 32 b.Epping (s/o J.J. + H.S. Guptill)
Fannie E Amazeen, age 17 b.Durham (d/o A.S.+E.J. Amazeen)
by Rev. B.A Willmont of Lee

Marriage Cert (filed in Concord), additional info:
intents were filed 11 May 1898
his parents were James J b.N. Berwick and Hattie S Ellis,age 42 (must have been when died), b.Fremont
hers listed as "Abraham" Amazeen and Ella J Buzzell (deceased)

Child of Fannie E Amazeen is:
       22       i.       unknown4 Amazeen, born 16 May 1897 in Durham,NH.

Notes for unknown Amazeen:
Fannie had a daughter born to her a year before marriage to William Guptill. What happened to her? Did she live, was adopted, or stay with William after mother died? Need to find William's whereabouts in 1900...
If she had lived, she must have been dead by 1936 when grandfather Abel died or she should have been mentioned in his obit.

       16. William Henry3 Brown (Emma Fanny2 Amazeen, William Henry1) was born Abt. 1878 in Durham,NH. He married (1) Ida May Heath 10 Jun 1900 in Loudon Ridge,NH, daughter of Benjamin Heath and Lydia Moulton. She was born Abt. 1882 in Sandwich,NH. He married (2) Margaret Eva Sullivan 01 Sep 1907 in Concord,NH, daughter of Edward Sullivan and Annie Lawlor. She was born Abt. 1887 in Nova Scotia.

Notes for William Henry Brown:
He was a boiler maker in 1907 (marr. rec)

NOTE: Marr. rec. says he was born in Durham,VT but parents were in Durham NH in 1880, and census says he was born in NH. Father listed as Charles E on same rec. Marriage to Margaret was his second, 1st ended in divorce.

Loudon street directory:
1900-1: Willie H, farmer, bds C.E. Brown
1902-3: bds Emma Brown (widow of Charles E), Piper Hill
1904-5: Willie H, farmer, bds at Emma's, Concord Rd.
1906-7: Willie H moved to Concord

Concord Directory:
1906-7: Will H, boiler maker RR Shops, rms 158 S. Main St.
1908-9: Will H moved to Redville,Mass <Readville, south of Hyde Park,Boston>

1910 Hyde Park, Norfolk Co,Mass census (ED 1116,p.172A) 258 E. River St
William H Brown, age 31, M2, 3 years married, b.NH, par.b.NH/NH; policeman for state
Margaret E., age 21, M1, ch 0/0 b.CAN-English, immigrated 1905
Charles W, son, age 8, b.NH par.b.NH/NH

1920 Boston,Suffolk Co, MA (ED579) 149 Glenwood Ave (owned home)
William H, age 41, b.NH; police officer for state
Margaret E, age 30, imm: 1905; b.CAN
Charles, age 18, b.NH par.b.NH/CAN (step-mother's birth) occu: machinist at machine shop

1930 Boston ward-18 (Hyde Park) 448 Huntington (owned home $8500.) household 410/480
William H, age 51, b.NH occu: Metro Police-State served WWI
Margaret E, age 40, b.CAN imm:1907 NA
Charles W, age 28, b.NH a mechanic at auto garage
<a Donald Thurston, boarder, and Cora Brown, aunt age 67 widow, also living here>

Marriage Notes for William Brown and Margaret Sullivan:
Married by Charles C Garland of Concord.
Child of William Brown and Ida Heath is:
       23       i.       Charles W4 Brown, born Abt. 1901.

Notes for Charles W Brown:
May be the Charles W Brown born 24 Sep 1901 NH, died 22 Oct 1985 Boston, Hyde Park

       17. Bessie J3 Brown (Emma Fanny2 Amazeen, William Henry1) was born Abt. 1883, and died 02 Feb 1963 in Pittsfield,NH. She married Albert B Gray 03 Sep 1899 in Loudon,NH, son of George Gray and Hannah Tuttle. He was born Abt. 1880 in Strafford,NH, and died 12 Jul 1957 in Barnstead,NH.

Notes for Bessie J Brown:
1910 Barnstead,NH census (p.25A house 198/208)
Albert B, age 29, M1 10 years
Bessie J, age 28, M1, ch: 4/4
Edward A, age 8,son
Emma J, a.5, dau
Bessie O, a.3, dau
Violet M, a.1, dau
Fidelia P, age 75, widow, "great-aunt" <dau. of W.M and Eliza Foss>

1920 Barnstead census, household 131/136:
Albert B, age 39, a teamster
Bessie J, a.37
Edward A, a.17, a weaver in lace factory
Emma J, a.14
Bessie O, a.12
Violet M, a.10
Edgar F, a.49,single, uncle <son of William P and Margaret (Foss) Gray>

1930 Barnstead census (p.18A), owned home ($1000.) on Center St
Gray, Albert B., age 49 (Marr 1st at age 19)
Bessie, age 48 (marr @ 18), wife
Kelley, Charles H. age 28 (marr. @23) son-in-law
Bessie, age 23, dau.
Grace J., age 7, grand-dau. (born as a Gray, 2y prior to marr to Kelley)
Gray, Violet, age 21, dau., single
Margaret, age 6, dau. <dau. of Albert and Bessie>
Marion, age 5, g-dau.
Barbara, age 1 2/12, g-dau
Reginald, age 2/12, g-son <these 3 are children of Violet>

Notes for Albert B Gray:
Albert's mother is listes as Frances H. on his marriage rec., and as Hannah F. Tuttle on his death rec.

Marriage Notes for Bessie Brown and Albert Gray:
Albert B Gray of Loudon, age 19 farmer, b.Strafford (s/o George A, Frances H)
Bessie J Brown of Barnstead age 18 b.Durham (d/o Charles E, farmer,b.Loudon and Emma F. b.Ports) married 9/3/1899 in Loudon
Children of Bessie Brown and Albert Gray are:
+       24       i.       Edward A4 Gray, born 31 May 1902 in Barnstead,NH; died 30 Jul 1982 in Barnstead,NH.
       25       ii.       Emma J Gray, born 02 May 1905. She married Percy A Davis 24 Sep 1924 in Barnstead,NH.

Notes for Emma J Gray:
1930 Barnstead census: <owned home ($1400.) on Center Rd>
Percy A., age 30, house painter, served World War
Emma, age 24, winder at Webb Mill

+       26       iii.       Bessie O Gray, born 23 Mar 1907 in Barnstead,NH.
+       27       iv.       Violet May Gray, born 17 May 1909 in Barnstead,NH; died 18 Jun 1995 in Wolfborough,NH.
       28       v.       Cohin L Gray, born 16 Oct 1912 in Barnstead,NH; died 06 May 1913 in Barnstead,NH.

Notes for Cohin L Gray:
His birth record has name as "Cohin L", but death rec says "Cahin G". Not sure which is correct one (death rec also has father's middle initial as "S", not 'B')

       29       vi.       Margaret Ina Gray, born 15 May 1923. She married James Edwin Merrill 03 Sep 1946 in Rochester,NH; born Abt. 1915.

Notes for James Edwin Merrill:
James was of Gonic,NH when married, 1946.

       20. Fred W3 Howard (Grace V2 Amazeen, William Henry1) was born Abt. 1897 in Haverhill,MA. He married Madeline R Ames 06 Jan 1916 in Farmington,NH. She was born Abt. 1897 in Rochester,NH.

Marriage Notes for Fred Howard and Madeline Ames:
Fred W Howard of Alton, age 19, shoeworker, b.Haverhill,MA (Fred J Gilmanton,Grace Amazeen)
Madeline Ames of Farmington, age 19, b.Roch. (William Ames,teamster)
married 6 Jan 1916
Children of Fred Howard and Madeline Ames are:
       30       i.       Madeline P4 Howard, born 03 May 1916.
       31       ii.       Donald F Howard, born 28 May 1918 in Alton,NH.

Notes for Donald F Howard:
Second child of Fred W, laborer, age 21, b.Haverhill and Madeline Ames, age 21, b.Roch both resding in Farmington

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