Author Topic: James Hill b 1773 in Boston, Massachusetts  (Read 761 times)

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Re: James Hill b 1773 in Boston, Massachusetts
« Reply #9 on: Thursday 16 January 20 18:45 GMT (UK) »
Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988
Rebecca Clements   Marriage   21 Aug 1760  -   Boston, Massachusetts
Spouse Name William Hill

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Re: James Hill b 1773 in Boston, Massachusetts
« Reply #10 on: Thursday 16 January 20 19:05 GMT (UK) »
There also might be an Anna Hill in this family, who also married a man named Homer:
      - Anna Hill (6 Sep 1773, Boston - 6 Sep 1853, MA)
     m 9 May 1797, Boston
   + Jacob Homer ( - 28 Nov 1815, Boston)
       bur 29 Chapel Ground, Boston on Dec 1

Anna's place of birth comes form her death record.

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Re: James Hill b 1773 in Boston, Massachusetts
« Reply #11 on: Thursday 16 January 20 19:26 GMT (UK) »
You can find a list of the men named Clement(s)  who were in New England before 1700 in: A genealogical dictionary of the first settlers of the first settlers in new england, by James Savage. The first volume is here:

https://archive.org/details/agenealogicaldi00unkngoog/page/n8

It is an unusual enough name, so it is probably safe to say Rebecca is part of one of those families. But you need to figure out her father at least, before getting back to that list for sure.

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But Hill is too common a name to guess at.


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Re: James Hill b 1773 in Boston, Massachusetts
« Reply #12 on: Thursday 16 January 20 19:45 GMT (UK) »
Most of the Clements births in Mass. in that time period were in Haverhill and Newbury, as found at familysearch.org. But no Rebecca.
One tree said she was the daughter of James and Anna (White) Clements, and christened in Boston in 1738, but no source.
A couple by that name did marry 20 May 1736 in Boston, but I didn't find any Clements births in Boston from 1737 to 1740. So did they move out?

The book of  Boston Marriages and births is on Google Books
marriages:
http://www.rootschat.com/links/01ovk/

births
http://www.rootschat.com/links/01ovl/

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This might be a family where you just have to find the person who has done the research and hope they put it on line. Try looking for Clements family histories, google things like "Clements descendants, Boston" and other locations like Sydney, or other counties in Mass. It all could be on someone's individual website, and not at ancestry or familysearch.

You might find the Hills by finding the Clements.


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Re: James Hill b 1773 in Boston, Massachusetts
« Reply #13 on: Thursday 16 January 20 21:20 GMT (UK) »
Thanks for all this information. I think there must be some date discepencies in the original information. You guys are amazing researchers!!   :D :-* :D

If only I could find my Great Great Grandfather George Denison from my Yorkshire branches - but alas, he disappeared ... I fear he will never be found!  ::) ::) ::) ::)