In a follow-up to messages that I posted in 1998 and 1999 re Mary FOGG in NH, now that I am back into researching my NH family, I may have found some information that sheds light as to the question of just which FOGG married Enoch OSGOOD. Is it Mary (Phyllis Whitten)? Dorothy "Polly" (Osgood book; History of Raymond NH); personal Tilton family records? Is Dorothy actually "Molly"?
Just which Molly/Polly/Deborah or Polly FOGG reported marriages to Enoch Osgood in Salisbury/Rockingham/Epping/Gilford is correct.
The Church Records of Hawke NH, as kept by Rev. John Page, printed in the NEHGS Register, Vol. 58, p. 124, 1904 state:
June 19th 1779 - Enoch Osgood of Epping & Molly Fogg of Raymond.
I would submit that, on the basis of the above Church Records and the fact that Enoch Osgood died 29 May 1820 in Gilford NH, the correct wife is Deborah "Molly" FOGG and that they were married Jun 19 1779 in Gilford.
As to whether Deborah is "Molly" or "Polly"... These nicknames were often repeated for FOGG females. Could it be they were interchangeable? I tend to lean towards "Polly" as it is by this name that she is known in my personal family records. Still, their daughter Dorothy and my 4x grandmother who married Reuben WHITCHER/WHITTIER, was known as "Polly". There is no mention of a Mary anywhere.
I would submit that the Mary FOGG in question is the one who married Enoch OSGOOD's brother, Ebenezer, and it is there that the Mary/Molly/Deborah confusion arises.
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