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Re: Abigail Treat wife of Stephen Hollister
Posted by: Linda Burkell (ID *****1211) Date: December 11, 2005 at 21:47:23
In Reply to: Re: Abigail Treat wife of Stephen Hollister by Cornelia Montgomery of 592

I would recommend the source "Genealogical Dictionary of First Settlers of New England, Before 1692" by James Savage; a 4-volume series, alphabetical listing early settlers and their families, etc. It is available at many libraries, and at, and online at USgennet.

It uses lots of abbreviations, such as those that were in the quote I posted.
br. = brother
s. = son
f. = father
d. = daughter
serv. = servant

Savage also did not repeat last names for every person, hence phrases like s. of first Richard, meaning son of the first Richard Treat listed under the Treat surname. Also, be sure to also look up various spellings.

Tip: When sources are in conflict, I go with the ones that are transcriptions of church or town records over specific family genealogies, especially online trees.

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