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Subject: Re: Michael DAWLEY m. Freelove ALLEN before 1737, NK
Author: michael chase
Date: Sunday, May 31, 2015
I just acquired an RI Historical publication which contains excerpts of Jeffry Watson's diary 1740-1784.He mentions Michael Dawley and Ephraim Smith jr. in an April,1743 entry and refers to an ongoing dispute The author,Edward M Cook jr. notates "The details of this dispute are obscure.The Ephraim Smith in question seems to be Ephraim, the son of Ephraim,who lived just north of the Ebenezer Smith farm. Ephraim the father died during his son's infancy, and the younger Ephraim(born April 13,1722)was now days over the age of 21.Michael Dawley had managed Smith's farm while the boy was underage."