Tag Archive for Homesites

The Lincoln Family

My Grandfather, who poo-pooed genealogy, has some pretty interesting lines.  My Grandmother wanted me to trace Grampy’s line whether he wanted it or not.(hehe) So whenever I find something interesting, I know Grammy is cheering me on. My Grampy, Alfred Balentine, descends from the Famous Lincoln family of Hingham, Mass.  We actually come from three…

The Whipple House

I finally got my visit to The Whipple Home in Ipswich, Massachusetts. This is the home of my Great, Great, Great, Great, Great, Great, Great, Great, Great, Great, Great Grandparents Elder John and Susannah Whipple.It is a historic colonial house at 53 South Main Street in Ipswich, Massachusetts. Built in the seventeenth century, the house…

Jemina Allen

I found Jemina Allen. She has been one of my most puzzling road blocks. She showed up as a wife on my maternal side. She was the wife of Ebenezer Newcomb. Documentation states she was born in Bridgewater,Mass. But where? to whom? We could not find documentation proof. It felt like a dead end. The…

Roger Conant of Salem, Massachusettes

It is always very exciting to learn that you come from an ancestor that has a statue or a home or some other tangible piece that you can photograph and say, “Hey! This is my Grandparent!”  I come from not only John Winthrop of Salem, Mass., but Roger Conant as well. Roger Conant has historical…

Nathaniel Page

Nathaniel Page, an ancestal grandfather is most well known for carrying the American Flag in the first battle for our freedom. His home is on the National Register and is currently occupied. it was recently renovated by This Old House, of which I will find the link to that clip for your viewing pleasure. The…

General Israel Putnam House

The General Israel Putnam House in Danvers, Massachusetts is recorded in the National Register of Historic Places. The house is also sometimes known as the Thomas Putnam House after Lt. Thomas Putnam (1615-1686), who built the home circa 1648. His grandson, Israel Putnam, the famous general of the American Revolution, was born in the house.…