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Re: Gratus and Mary (Hunter) Follett - Pierpont, Ashtabula, OH
Posted by: Lawrence Ackerman (ID *****9553) Date: February 29, 2008 at 20:43:11
In Reply to: Re: Gratus and Mary (Hunter) Follett - Pierpont, Ashtabula, OH by Arthur Follett of 464

Hi Arthur. Your line is actually the most divergent as most of Robert and Persis (Black) Follett's children except for Benjamin moved to Attleborough, Mass. A couple of their children must not have had any surviving kids (that anyone is aware of.) Their sons John and Abraham had many kids and populated Wrentham, Mass. and Cumberland, RI. and were for the most part mariners and shipbuilders. Some were farmers. I have already studied these areas and have a fairly good outline of most of the families. I definitely have missing people, but have lots of records to seek out yet. Most of the Folletts who moved to Attleborough, Wrentham, and Cumberland oddly enough stayed there. Only Benjamin's children and grandchildren moved from Connecticut to Vermont, Pennsylvania, New York and Ohio. Very Few of the Rhode Island Folletts left, though I do have a branch that moved to New Hampshire and Vermont. There is a cluster of Folletts from Maine, New Hampshire, Northern Vermont whom I suspect are somewhat related but they must be from mid 1650's as there are simply no records showing any connections. One Rhode Island Follett, Silas, moved to Vermont about 1815 and he was born 1784 in Cumberland but there is no record of his parentage. There are many Benjamins and Johns in Maine and New Hampshire, but I can't connect their line to ours. There's a Giles, Ezekiel, Kendrick and Francis too all in the 1790 Census but I have no way to determine where they are from until I begin to write to every individual town to piece them together. You wouldn't have anything on any of these men would you?


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