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Rev. Charles Peabody - Conn., Maine, Mass., NH
Posted by: B. Martins (ID *****1130) Date: January 14, 2006 at 05:15:58
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I am trying to locate the marraige record of my ancestor Ruhamah Farnham who married Hezekiah Corbin in Ashford, CT. in 1847 or 1849 at the First Church of Ashford. They were married by the Rev. Charles Peabody. The Rev. appears to have ministered to and married the native american population in Ashford during that time.

I have not been able to locate Ruhamah Farnham Corbin's marraige record; which I am hoping may contain the identity of her parents. It is my understanding that during that time period, it was common for ministers to retain their church records and history.

In my research I have found the following: "The ninth pastor was Reverend Charles Peabody, a native of Peterboro, N. H., born July 1st, 1810, graduated at Williams, 1838, at Andover, 1841; settled in Biddeford, Me., where he remained till June, 1843. He was next installed in Barrington, R. I., where he labored till 1846; installed in Ashford, January 20th, 1847, where he continued three years and eight months. Twenty-seven were added to the church during his ministry. His next field was Windsor, then Pownal, Vt. He then returned to Biddeford, where he labored till 1866, then to Eliot, Me. Several years since he retired to Longmeadow, Mass., where he still resides."

"Concord Literary Institute, at Concord, NH, of which school another brother, the Rev. Charles PEABODY, was then the honored & successful principal."

Has anyone stumbled across the church records of the Rev. Charles Peabody in their research?


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