I am looking for information about the parents of John Nightingale who married Betsey Hodgkins in Gloucester MA on 16 Oct 1826. He died in Quincy MA on 20 Nov 1834 aged 35.
Some compiled genealogies list a John Hall Nightingale, b. ca. 1799, as son of Ruggles Nightingale and Lydia Hall, but I have not found any supporting records.
I have found records that connect Ruggles to two sons: Lemuel (1807-1865) and Robert (1801-1885). Ruggles' 1810 US Census lists 3 sons: two answering the ages of Lemuel and Robert, and an older son of the right age for John.
Many thanks for any help you can give me on this!