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THANKS... SPAULDINGS IN MASSACHUSETTS

THANKS... SPAULDINGS IN MASSACHUSETTS

Posted: 18 Nov 2011 2:57PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: SPALDING, ROSS
Thanks for setting up this board. It will be much used, I'm sure.

My ancestors were the Spauldings, who moved into Massachusetts in the 1600's. I have my grandmother's copy of The Spalding Memorial, which has given me the line all the way back to the original settler, Edward Spalding (brother to Edmund Spalding, who also came over from Spalding, England). I'm really interested in my great grandfather's escapades in MA, since he appears to have abandoned all but one of his children when his wife died. He took David Dunn and he, David Worthington Spalding, born 1 August 1818 in Worthington, moved to WI to start a new life. He later did just about the same thing when wife #2 died. I'd like to go back to his first wife's era and find out a lot more about where they were, etc. He had married Lovice Merinda Ross, born 12 December 1823 in Peru, MA. They had 5 children, Charles Lemuel, Jedson Worthington, David Dunn, Alice Temperance, and Hattie L. I would like to expand on those children and their home life in MA.

Re: THANKS... SPAULDINGS IN MASSACHUSETTS

Posted: 19 Nov 2011 6:10PM GMT
Classification: Query
> I have my grandmother's copy of The Spalding Memorial, which
> has given me the line all the way back to the original settler,
> Edward Spalding

I do not know whether you have the original 1872 edition by Samuel Jones Spalding or the revised 1897 edition by Charles Warren Spalding. I would advise using either with caution, especially with regard to the early generations, as each contains errors and unwarranted assumptions.

> David Worthington Spalding, born 1 August 1818 in Worthington

That is not correct. He was baptized 01-Aug-1818 in the First Church of Worthington [Worthington VR 62]. I do not find a record of his birth, but since he had siblings baptized at Worthington with no birth records it may be that the family lived on the outskirts of Worthington, perhaps near the Peru town line, and did not record the births with the Worthington Town Clerk, or perhaps the Clerk was negligent.

It seems that you need to exercise caution with either edition of the Spalding Memorial even with regard to later generations, as both give birth dates for David and siblings which are later than their baptisms in Worthington.

David was apparently already living in Peru when he married Lovice [Peru VR 87] as he was not named in the marriage record as being of another town. When did he move from Peru, and where did he move to? I see the only birth record at Peru for children was for Charles Lemuel {Peru VR 43], so the move was presumably about 1850.

Dale H. Cook, Member, NEHGS and MA Society of Mayflower Descendants;
Plymouth Co. MA Coordinator for the USGenWeb Project
Administrator of http://plymouthcolony.net

Re: THANKS... SPAULDINGS IN MASSACHUSETTS

Posted: 19 Nov 2011 10:06PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Spalding, Spaulding, Worthington
Thanks for the data! I have the 1897 version by Charles Warren Spalding. I also have a letter from him that he wrote my grandmother's brother. She had the copy when she died. I inherited the book, and have been using it. Charles was going to publish an updated version of the book, but it seems that it was never accomplished. Since Lovice died in Peru, I had 'assumed' that all their children were also born there, starting with Charles Lemuel. My grandmother was a half sister to the members of this family, but thought she had been born in Springfield, so perhaps that was a birthplace for some of the children. The only child she may have had contact with was David Dunn. He was the only child that David Worthington took with him when he moved to Wisconsin, where my grandmother was actually born. Do you have access to any records from Springfield, that could be checked? Being in Utah I don't have direct access, but DO have access to the huge library held by the LDS here. If there are records, I might be able to find some of them here. Thanks again for the heads up.

Re: THANKS... SPAULDINGS IN MASSACHUSETTS

Posted: 19 Nov 2011 11:01PM GMT
Classification: Query
> Since Lovice died in Peru, I had 'assumed' that all their children were
> also born there, starting with Charles Lemuel.

I must have gotten distracted when looking for the children. Since Charles Lemuel was born in 1849, and Peru VR ends in 1850, of course his siblings aren't there. A check of the state copies of the VRs from 1841-1910 shows, in addition to Charles Lemuel [MAVR 34:71], Jedson Worthington born 29-Aug-1851 at Peru [MAVR 51:48] and Alice Temperance born 29-Aug-1862 at Peru [MAVR 150:62]. That is quite a gap between Jedson and Alice. I ran state-wide searches for Davis Dunn and Hattie L. but could find births for neither.

Dale H. Cook, Member, NEHGS and MA Society of Mayflower Descendants;
Plymouth Co. MA Coordinator for the USGenWeb Project
Administrator of http://plymouthcolony.net

Re: THANKS... SPAULDINGS IN MASSACHUSETTS

Posted: 20 Nov 2011 3:22AM GMT
Classification: Query
I really appreciate your information. I had Jedson being born 29 August 1854. That was from the Spalding Memorial, I believe. The date for Alice was 29 August (interesting the same date as Jedson) in 1862. I had David Dunn being born in between them on 24 March 1859. Unfortunately, there is no death certificate for David, since he was drowned, and never found. I had Hattie born 9 September 1866. What date did you have for the birth of Charles Lemuel, if you don't mind? I have nothing but years of 1848/1849. No exact date. Is there on line access to the Vital Records that you've been looking at?

Re: THANKS... SPAULDINGS IN MASSACHUSETTS

Posted: 20 Nov 2011 5:34AM GMT
Classification: Query
> What date did you have for the birth of Charles Lemuel

02-Feb-1849 [Peru VR 43].

> Is there on line access to the Vital Records that you've been
> looking at?

The ones that run through 1850 are mostly available online as scans, and some are transcribed. See:

http://plymouthcolony.net/resources/tanbooks.html

Images of the state copies of VRs ~1841-1910 are available through searches on the revised LDS site:

https://www.familysearch.org/

Dale H. Cook, Member, NEHGS and MA Society of Mayflower Descendants;
Plymouth Co. MA Coordinator for the USGenWeb Project
Administrator of http://plymouthcolony.net

SPAULDINGS IN MASSACHUSETTS

Posted: 20 Nov 2011 5:14PM GMT
Classification: Query
Thank you so much for the birth date. I was close, but had no details. I also appreciate the links to the data!!! I look in familysearch all the time, but hadn't typed in any Spalding names for a long time. I'll be back in there today, looking for every name I have in my tree. I know when the added the German records for my Link ancestors, I was thrilled to see THEM transcribing the data, instead of me.

I have to tell you, I really appreciate your responding to my post here. It confirms to me that people DO read these posts, and DO respond. And it's usually with something that helps me find out more about my ancestors. I've heard before from some members of NEHGS, and truly appreciate all the support that your members tend to give us out here. Many thanks!!!

Re: SPAULDINGS IN MASSACHUSETTS

Posted: 20 Nov 2011 5:52PM GMT
Classification: Query
Some of us have extensive resources other than the NEHGS site. Between the physical volumes that I own, my collection of about 200 genealogical CD-ROMs, and scanned volumes that I have downloaded, I have about 4,000 genealogical volumes at my disposal. Others here have resources that I do not, and I expect that someone here will be able to shed at least some light upon most New England genealogical problems.

Dale H. Cook, Member, NEHGS and MA Society of Mayflower Descendants;
Plymouth Co. MA Coordinator for the USGenWeb Project
Administrator of http://plymouthcolony.net

Re: THANKS... SPAULDINGS IN MASSACHUSETTS

Posted: 26 Jan 2012 1:22AM GMT
Classification: Query
go to goggle history books, type the name and area where the people lived, you'll be surprised what you'll find out!

Re: THANKS... SPAULDINGS IN MASSACHUSETTS

Posted: 22 Jun 2012 11:11PM GMT
Classification: Query
Not sure if you are in relation, but there was a rather large sport outfit - Spaulding - established in Chicopee, MA. The buildings are still there, however they sold the business so to say years ago. It was a great place in it's heyday and everyone had Spaulding sports equipment.
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