Lucy Hanson (1798-1879)

Lucy Hanson is Edwin Ruthven Clapp’s mother and my 4th Great Grandmother. She was born on January 10, 1798 in Deerfield Massachusetts to parents William Hoar and Persis Gunn.  How then did she have the name Hanson? In 1818, four years after her mother died, when Lucy was 20 years of age and just one year before her… Continue reading Lucy Hanson (1798-1879)

Zebina Rawson – Shipwright in Buffalo? A Puzzle

Here’s a question:  Why did a Boston shipwright die in Western New York? This will be of interest to the Lindsey / Rawson side of our family. Zebina Rawson (1724 – 1826) is my 4th Great Grandfather. I found an image of the marriage record for Zebina Rawson and Elizabeth Waters, October 1, 1806.  This was a… Continue reading Zebina Rawson – Shipwright in Buffalo? A Puzzle