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Re: Reuben Pinkham, Born May 22, 1790
Posted by: William Philbrick Date: September 04, 2001 at 15:05:07
In Reply to: Re: Reuben Pinkham, Born May 22, 1790 by Don Russel of 747


I got your message, thank you. You are correct, there was a generation missing. For your information, I was able to find a second source that mentioned that Christopher Pinkham was the son of John. I got this from among some old papers in my files on the Folgers in which were some excerps taken from " New England History and Genealogy, Vol 16" published in 1862. Without you help I would never have made this connection. Thanks.

But, this raises many more questions. Maybe you could help
1. Who was the Mary Bunker that was mentioned in Sinnett's book as being the wife of Jonathan?
2. What is known about Hannah Brown and can you explain my confusion about all the Pinkham children born after 1707 and her marriage to Tristram Coffin that same same year? (from the Robert St-Gelais Ged-Com)
3. How reliable is the infomation on Jonathan? (again from the St-Gelais Ged-Com) The children's birth dates from his marriage to Hannah start in 1707 and extend until 1728. He then remarried in 1731 to Margaret Arthur and died four years later in 1735?

Per your request - More on my side of the Pinkham family: ( I have not figured out how to set up a Ged-Com yet so I will just write out the basic information)

Christopher Pinkham and Ruth Folger had three children
They were Abigail Pinkham, John Pinkham and Reuben Pinkham
John married Rebecca Gardner in 1778, They had eight children: John, Deborah, Eunice, Hepsibeth, Nathaniel, Mary, Harriet and Elisha.

Mary married Uriah Folger and had two children, Uriah Jr. and Benjamin.

Reuben Pinkham (1761-1851) m. Susanna Gardener 3/24/1785 She was the child of Charles Gardner and Anna Pinkham. They had seven children; 1.Abraham b.April 16, 1786, d. April 7, 1874 (see St-Gelais for more). His second marraage was to Abigail Allen. she died Nov 08, 1829, 2. Anna b. Between 1787 and 1789, 3.Elizabeth b. Between 1791 and 1795, 4. Charles and 5. Mary b. Oct 26, 1796, 6. Joseph b. April 1801 and 7. Reuben Jr. b. May 22, 1790

Reuben Pinkham Jr. m. Eliza Coleman Mar 2, 1816. She was born in 1795. They had four children 1.Eliza M. b. Sept 12, 1816 in Sidney, Maine d. June 1894 in LaCrosse, Wis., 2. David b. April 8, 1818 3. William b. March 30, 1823 and 4. Vesta b. April 27, 1827

Elisa M. Pinkham m. Charles G Philbrick Oct 6, 1844 in Roxbury, Mass. They had three children. 1. Eddis A. Philbrick b.May 23, 1850 d. June 22, 1919, 2. Fremont W. b.may 5, 1854 d. Feb 18, 1918 (my g-ggandfather) and Cindy b. 1856 d. 1904

I hope this information helps fill up some gaps in the Pinkham family line. If you have additional questions, please let me know. Hope to hear from you soon.



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