Descendants of William Phelps

 

 

Generation No. 1

 

1.  WILLIAM1 PHELPS was born in Crewkerne, Somerset, England.  He married DOROTHY. 

       

Child of WILLIAM PHELPS and DOROTHY is:

2.                i.    WILLIAM2 PHELPS, b. Crewkerne, Somerset, England

 

 

Generation No. 2

 

2.  WILLIAM2 PHELPS (WILLIAM1) was born in Crewkerne, Somerset, England.  He married MARY DOVER. 

       

Child of WILLIAM PHELPS and MARY DOVER is:

3.                i.    LIEUTENANT TIMOTHY3 PHELPS.

 

 

Generation No. 3

 

3.  LIEUTENANT TIMOTHY3 PHELPS (WILLIAM2, WILLIAM1)  He married MARY GRISWOLD.  She was born October 13, 1644 in Windsor, CT.

       

Child of TIMOTHY PHELPS and MARY GRISWOLD is:

4.                i.    WILLIAM4 PHELPS, b. February 04, 1668/69, Windsor, CT; d. 1733, Windsor, CT.

 

 

Generation No. 4

 

4.  WILLIAM4 PHELPS (TIMOTHY3, WILLIAM2, WILLIAM1) was born February 04, 1668/69 in Windsor, CT, and died 1733 in Windsor, CT.  He married ABIGAIL MUDGE in Windsor, CT.  She was born in Windsor, CT, and died April 24, 1703 in Windsor, CT.

       

Children of WILLIAM PHELPS and ABIGAIL MUDGE are:

6.                i.    WILLIAM5 PHELPS, b. March 16, 1701/02, Windsor, CT; d. 1776, Middlefield, CT.

 

 

Generation No. 5

 

 

6.  WILLIAM5 PHELPS (WILLIAM4, TIMOTHY3, WILLIAM2, WILLIAM1) was born March 16, 1701/02 in Windsor, CT, and died 1776 in Middlefield, CT.  He married MISS MOORE OR ANNA BISHOP. 

 

Notes for WILLIAM PHELPS:

"Say his descendents: "he enlisted in the Revolutionary War early in the breaking out of this war and died in camp at Middlefield, CT. in 1776."  Says the "Soldiers Of Connecticut" (p. 408), published by the State, "5th Battalion, Wadsworth's Brigade, Col. Douglas' Regiment, Captain Prentice's Company: William Phelps, a private.  Company raised in 1776.  Probably William with his company with the regiment ordered to Long Island, and may have died before leaving CT."

 

Notes for MISS MOORE OR ANNA BISHOP:

Conflicting reports:  some claim wife as Miss Moore, others as Anna Bishop.

       

       

Child of WILLIAM PHELPS and MISS BISHOP is:

7.                i.    LIEUTENANT WILLIAM6 PHELPS, b. 1725, Windsor, CT; d. April 20, 1816, New Milford, CT.

 

 

Generation No. 6

 

7.  LIEUTENANT WILLIAM6 PHELPS (WILLIAM5, WILLIAM4, TIMOTHY3, WILLIAM2, WILLIAM1) was born 1725 in Windsor, CT, and died April 20, 1816 in New Milford, CT.  He married ANNA RUGGLES November 06, 1765 in New Milford, CT, daughter of JOSEPH RUGGLES and MARY TOLLS.  She was born 1746 in New Milford, CT, and died 1840 in New Milford, CT.

 

Notes for LIEUTENANT WILLIAM PHELPS:

Lieut. Phelps settled in New Milford, CT.  He was a farmer.  He served in the French & Indian Wars and also the Revolutionary War.  He enlisted (Rev. War) on May 17, 1775 and was Corporal in Captain Roger Eno's Company, Col. Spencer's Regiment.  Was discharged December 18, 1775.  Later enlisted in Captain Hubbel's Company as Sergeant, promoted to Lieutenant. 

       

Child of WILLIAM PHELPS and ANNA RUGGLES is:

8.                i.    WILLIAM RATHBURN7 PHELPS, b. May 29, 1769, New Milford, CT.

 

 

Generation No. 7

 

8.  WILLIAM RATHBURN7 PHELPS (WILLIAM6, WILLIAM5, WILLIAM4, TIMOTHY3, WILLIAM2, WILLIAM1) was born May 29, 1769 in New Milford, CT.  He married TAMAR CANFIELD June 02, 1792 in New Milford, CT, daughter of ABEL CANFIELD and REBECKAH BEARDSLEY. 

       

Child of WILLIAM PHELPS and TAMAR CANFIELD is:

9.                i.    ELIJAH BEARDSLEY8 PHELPS, b. July 21, 1799, New Milford, CT.

 

 

Generation No. 8

 

9.  ELIJAH BEARDSLEY8 PHELPS (WILLIAM RATHBURN7, WILLIAM6, WILLIAM5, WILLIAM4, TIMOTHY3, WILLIAM2, WILLIAM1) was born July 21, 1799 in New Milford, CT.  He married WEALTHY LAWRENCE December 30, 1821 in Fishkill, NY.  She was born in Fishkill, NY.

 

Notes for ELIJAH BEARDSLEY PHELPS:

Mr. Phelps taught school in Fishkill, NY.  His wife was one of his scholars.  He settled in Fishkill, soon returning to New Milford, CT.  The children were all born in New Milford, CT.

       

Children of ELIJAH PHELPS and WEALTHY LAWRENCE are:

                   i.    WILLIAM RUGGLES9 PHELPS, b. New Milford, CT; m. HARRIET ATKINS.

                  ii.    ROBERT W PHELPS, b. New Milford, CT; d. Clinton, MA.

                 iii.    CHARLES W PHELPS, b. New Milford, CT; d. Illinois.

                 iv.    JOHN W PHELPS, b. New Milford, CT.

 

Notes for JOHN W PHELPS:

"A soldier in the War of Rebellion"

 

                  v.    TAMAR ANN PHELPS, d. Illinois; m. ? BAILEY; d. Illinois.

                 vi.    MARY E PHELPS, b. New Milford, CT; d. Illinois; m. ATKINS.

                vii.    SARAH PHELPS, b. 1823; m. ISRAEL SUTHERLAND.

               viii.    ANNA ELIZA PHELPS, b. 1825, New Milford, CT; m. NICHOLAS MCARTHUR.

10.             ix.    CHAUNCEY PHELPS, b. 1829.

 

 

Generation No. 9

 

10.  CHAUNCEY9 PHELPS (ELIJAH BEARDSLEY8, WILLIAM RATHBURN7, WILLIAM6, WILLIAM5, WILLIAM4, TIMOTHY3, WILLIAM2, WILLIAM1) was born 1829.  He married MARIA FRANCES SMITH, daughter of WILLIAM SMITH and CATHERINE MESSINGER. 

       

Children of CHAUNCEY PHELPS and MARIA SMITH are:

                   i.    BERTHA10 PHELPS.

11.             ii.    ANNIE REBECCA PHELPS, b. September 08, 1866, North Amherst, MA; d. October 20, 1922, Russellville, North Hadley, Massachusetts.

12.            iii.    CLARA VIRGINIA PHELPS, b. March 02, 1878; d. August 09, 1965.

 

 

Generation No. 10

 

11.  ANNIE REBECCA10 PHELPS (CHAUNCEY9, ELIJAH BEARDSLEY8, WILLIAM RATHBURN7, WILLIAM6, WILLIAM5, WILLIAM4, TIMOTHY3, WILLIAM2, WILLIAM1) was born September 08, 1866 in North Amherst, MA, and died October 20, 1922 in Russellville, North Hadley, and Massachusetts.  She married CHARLES LOWELL COMINS November 25, 1886 in North Hadley, MA, son of JAMES COMINS and LOUISA KIMBALL.  He was born July 05, 1863 in Russellville, North Hadley, Massachusetts, and died December 06, 1936 in North Hadley, MA.

 

Notes for CHARLES LOWELL COMINS:

A genealogy of the Charles L Comins Family was compiled and published by Grace Maria Comins Reilly in 1962 and was distributed to each member of the Charles L Comins family.

       

Children of ANNIE PHELPS and CHARLES COMINS are:

13.              i.    PAUL CHAUNCEY COMINS11 COMINS, b. January 06, 1888, Hartsbrook, Hadley, MA; d. September 25, 1960, Pennsylvania.

14.             ii.    GRACE MARIA COMINS, b. March 02, 1890, Hartsbrook, Hadley, MA; d. East Longmeadow, MA.

15.            iii.    EDNA CATHERINE COMINS, b. August 17, 1891, North Hadley, MA.

16.            iv.    MILDRED LOUISE COMINS, b. February 24, 1893, North Hadley, MA; d. 1978 North Hadley, MA

                  v.    MARION COMINS, b. January 22, 1895, North Hadley, MA; d. February 17, 1895, North Hadley, MA.

                 vi.    ESTHER MAY COMINS, b. January 08, 1896, North Hadley, MA; d. Winchendon, MA; m. JOHN HENRY JOHANNESSON, June 30, Winchendon, MA; b. November 06, 1890, Winchendon, MA; d. Winchendon, MA;.

 

Notes for ESTHER MAY COMINS:

Esther was a teacher then Principal in Winchendon, MA, public schools.  She graduated Fitchburg Normal School.

 

Notes for JOHN HENRY JOHANNESSON:

Henry owned a furniture store and was an accountant.  He served in the Engineers in West Virginia during WW1.  He had terrible arthritis in his hands, but would give you the longest, heartiest handshake you ever experienced!

 

                vii.    LUCIA BELLE COMINS, b. March 01, 1897, Russellville, North Hadley, MA1; d. August 20, 1992, Sunderland, MA1.

 

Notes for LUCIA BELLE COMINS:

Lucia was a consummate artist, whether carving wood, throwing pottery, and painting in oils.  She was an art teacher and supervisor in the Greenwich, CT, school system.  Graduated Fitchburg Normal School, Fitchburg, MA., held a B.S. from Massachusetts School of Art. 

After retiring from teaching, Lucia made her home in Amenia, NY, where she and her best friend, Matilda, raised Matilda's two nieces. 

 

17.          viii.    OLIVE GERTRUDE COMINS, b. October 12, 1899, Russellville, North Hadley, MA.

18.             ix.    ARTHUR LAWRENCE COMINS, b. August 27, 1901, Russellville, North Hadley, MA; d. Wayne, PA.

19.              x.    DOROTHY PHELPS COMINS, b. October 19, 1903, Russellville, North Hadley, MA; d. Springfield, MA.

                  xi.    JAMES LESTER COMINS, b. September 02, 1905, Russellville, North Hadley, MA2; d. July 18, 1988, North Hadley, MA2; m. HELEN LOZOSKI, September 05, 1927, Hadley, MA; b. January 30, 1909, North Amherst, MA; d. 1988, Hadley, MA.

 

Notes for HELEN LOZOSKI:

Helen was a good cook.  She always made more than one cake and creamed corn (made from scratch) for the family reunions.  Her chocolate cake with its thick layers of frosting was always the hit of the dessert table!

 

Marriage Notes for JAMES COMINS and HELEN LOZOSKI:

James and Helen farmed the George L Comins place on the North Hadley Road directly across from the farm of James Comins (from East Eddington, ME) to which the latter retired in his later years.

James and Helen never had a bathroom, they had a two-seater in the part of the building that connected the house and barn.  They raised cows, sold milk.  They never threw anything away.  You had to walk a path between stacks of books, magazines and newspapers (pages worn from being read so often) to get through the rooms.  They adopted any cat that wandered to the house, and many cats came because of the lure of milk from the cows!

In the out-buildings were old iron beds, beautiful victrolas, farming tools of every description.  Clothing that has been worn by generations past was kept in a little room off the kitchen; the clothes probably dated back to the 1700's, as we have buttons that were left behind when some distant relations (and a couple who feigned friendship with the family) took most of the house's contents after Helen's death. 

Memories linger:  sitting in a comfy chair watching the birds feed outside the window while Jim told you the kind of bird it was.  Jim's "uniform" of denim overalls, a little too big.  The musty hay smell of Jim.  The smell of the cows in the barn and the roosters roosting 'way up in the rafters of the barn.  The hidden room under one of the outbuildings we were afraid to try to go down into, but probably held "treasures" of memories of the Comins family.  Jim's pride at having a two-seater!  Having to use the two-seater! 

Wondering who wore the beautiful buttons we found in the house when we were finally allowed to go into the house.  Discovering all the odd rooms and attic rooms above the connecting sheds.  Still smelling the scent of Jim and Helen long after they were gone. 

Seeing the house after it was sold and being torn apart.  Seeing the stretch of empty lot after everything was torn down and dirt spread over.  Wondering where all those perfect round rocks Jim collected, and had carefully arranged around the outbuildings, went.

 

20.            xii.    RUBY MARGARET COMINS, b. December 31, 1907, Russellville, North Hadley, MA.

 

12.  CLARA VIRGINIA10 PHELPS (CHAUNCEY9, ELIJAH BEARDSLEY8, WILLIAM RATHBURN7, WILLIAM6, WILLIAM5, WILLIAM4, TIMOTHY3, WILLIAM2, WILLIAM1) was born March 02, 1878, and died August 09, 1965.  She married GEORGE LEWIS LAPLANTE July 14, 1900.  He was born January 28, 1858, and died July 27, 1937.

       

Children of CLARA PHELPS and GEORGE LAPLANTE are:

21.              i.    GUILFORD CHAUNCEY11 LAPLANTE, b. August 02, 1901.

22.             ii.    BERTHA MARIA LAPLANTE, b. March 14, 1905; d. Unknown.

23.            iii.    LAWRENCE KENNETH LAPLANTE, b. February 24, 1908; d. September 12, 1940.

24.            iv.    DOROTHY HELEN LAPLANTE, b. March 31, 1912.

 

 

Generation No. 11

 

13.  PAUL CHAUNCEY COMINS11 (ANNIE REBECCA10 PHELPS, CHAUNCEY9, ELIJAH BEARDSLEY8, WILLIAM RATHBURN7, WILLIAM6, WILLIAM5, WILLIAM4, TIMOTHY3, WILLIAM2, WILLIAM1) was born January 06, 1888 in Hartsbrook, Hadley, MA, and died September 25, 1960 in Pennsylvania.  He married (1) SARAH SHANAMAN September 14, 1912 in Strafford, PA.  She was born December 07, 1883 in Annville, PA, and died September 16, 1952 in Pennsylvania.  He married (2) MRS. EVA JAY PEARSON Unknown.  She was born Unknown in Amherst, MA, and died February 26, 1961 in Pennsylvania.

 

Notes for PAUL CHAUNCEY COMINS:

Paul was "bound out" to the Knox Motor Co. and ran the first trial Knox motorized fire truck.  Later, Paul became a printer.  The original work, "Descendants of Capt. James Comins" was printed in his shop.  He was also a member of the Musician's Union.

 

More About PAUL CHAUNCEY COMINS:

Cause of Death: Related to diabetes.  Paul had one leg amputated, then the other, finally, in his later years, both arms.  Some of us feel that he willed himself to die so as not to be a burden on family.

 

Children of PAUL COMINS and SARAH SHANAMAN are:

25.              i.    ANNIE LYDIA12 COMINS, b. September 12, 1913, Strafford, PA.

                  ii.    ABRAHAM CHARLES COMINS, b. July 25, 1915, Pennsylvania; d. October 13, 1916, Pennsylvania. Cause of Death: House fire

26.            iii.    ARTHUR PAUL COMINS, b. November 04, 1916, Strafford, PA.

27.            iv.    GEORGE LESTER COMINS, b. April 13, 1918, Strafford, PA.

28.             v.    OLIVER LAWRENCE COMINS, b. March 22, 1920, Strafford, PA.

29.            vi.    SARAH JANE COMINS, b. November 23, 1921, Strafford, PA.

 

14.  GRACE MARIA11 COMINS (ANNIE REBECCA10 PHELPS, CHAUNCEY9, ELIJAH BEARDSLEY8, WILLIAM RATHBURN7, WILLIAM6, WILLIAM5, WILLIAM4, TIMOTHY3, WILLIAM2, WILLIAM1) was born March 02, 1890 in Hartsbrook, Hadley, MA, and died in East Longmeadow, MA.  She married HUGH JOHN REILLY June 30, 1912 in Springfield, MA.  He was born August 22, 1888 in East Longmeadow, MA, and died in Springfield, MA.

 

Notes for GRACE MARIA COMINS:

Grace was a dressmaker, artist and craftsman.  She lived to be a ripe old age and received the Golden Cane Award from the Town of East Longmeadow.  She could beat most anyone at Scrabble. 

While living at the East Longmeadow Nursing Home, in the years prior to her death, Grace again began to draw her colorful flower pictures and many relatives are the proud owners of these creations. 

 

Notes for HUGH JOHN REILLY:

Hugh was associated with Carter Knitting Mills, Springfield, MA.  Also president of Local 226 of I.L.G.W.U.

       

Children of GRACE COMINS and HUGH REILLY are:

30.              i.    LAWRENCE ARTHUR12 REILLY, b. December 14, 1913.

31.             ii.    ROLAND HUGH REILLY, b. December 17, 1915, Springfield, MA.

32.            iii.    HAZEL IRENE REILLY, b. October 23, 1917, Springfield, MA.

 

15.  EDNA CATHERINE11 COMINS (ANNIE REBECCA10 PHELPS, CHAUNCEY9, ELIJAH BEARDSLEY8, WILLIAM RATHBURN7, WILLIAM6, WILLIAM5, WILLIAM4, TIMOTHY3, WILLIAM2, WILLIAM1) was born August 17, 1891 in North Hadley, MA.  She married ALLISTER MACDOUGALL March 20, 1915.  He was born July 18, 1891 in Westford, MA.

 

Notes for EDNA CATHERINE COMINS:

Edna was a photographer and lecturer.

 

Notes for ALLISTER MACDOUGALL:

Allister graduated M.A.C., Amherst, MA, pioneered in County Farm Bureau work.  Director Middlesex Co. Agriculture Ext. Service in MA.  Director Porter-Phelps Huntington Museum, Hadley, MA.  President National Assoc. County Agr. Agents.

       

Children of EDNA COMINS and ALLISTER MACDOUGALL are:

33.              i.    HENRIETTA LOUISE12 MACDOUGALL, b. March 03, 1917.

                  ii.    GORDON HOSMER MACDOUGALL, b. November 25, 1918.

                 iii.    ALLISTER FRANCIS MACDOUGALL, b. March 02, 1921; d. March 14, 1949.

34.            iv.    STEPHEN COMINS MACDOUGALL, b. November 27, 1924.

 

16.  MILDRED LOUISE11 COMINS (ANNIE REBECCA10 PHELPS, CHAUNCEY9, ELIJAH BEARDSLEY8, WILLIAM RATHBURN7, WILLIAM6, WILLIAM5, WILLIAM4, TIMOTHY3, WILLIAM2, WILLIAM1) was born February 24, 1893 in North Hadley, MA.  She married ROBERT L COFFIN August 27, 1923 in Hadley, MA.  He was born February 06, 1889 in Harrington, ME.

 

Notes for MILDRED LOUISE COMINS:

Mildred was a Registered Nurse.

 

Notes for ROBERT L COFFIN:

Robert was an entomological and nature photographer, quite well known in his field.  He made hand-dipped chocolates at the holiday season to give relatives.

       

Children of MILDRED COMINS and ROBERT COFFIN are:

35.              i.    ESTHER MARY12 COFFIN, b. October 05, 1925, Riverside, NJ..

36.             ii.    STEWART TEMPLE COFFIN, b. May 30, 1930, Palmyra, NJ.

 

17.  OLIVE GERTRUDE11 COMINS (ANNIE REBECCA10 PHELPS, CHAUNCEY9, ELIJAH BEARDSLEY8, WILLIAM RATHBURN7, WILLIAM6, WILLIAM5, WILLIAM4, TIMOTHY3, WILLIAM2, WILLIAM1) was born October 12, 1899 in Russellville, North Hadley, MA.  She married CLIFTON HUBBARD June 28, 1924.  He was born June 21, 1902 in Sunderland, MA, and died Unknown in Sunderland, MA.

 

Notes for OLIVE GERTRUDE COMINS:

Olive was a teacher and lecturer on antiques.

 

Marriage Notes for OLIVE COMINS and CLIFTON HUBBARD:

Olive and Cliff collected and were dealers of antiques.  They restored the Benjamin Graves House in Sunderland, MA (said to have been a connection in the Underground Railway) where they lived.  They used a small room in the house to sell their antiques.

       

Children of OLIVE COMINS and CLIFTON HUBBARD are:

                   i.    JAMES NELSON12 HUBBARD, b. May 31, 1937.

                  ii.    WILLIAM CLIFTON HUBBARD, b. January 27, 1939.

 

18.  ARTHUR LAWRENCE11 COMINS (ANNIE REBECCA10 PHELPS, CHAUNCEY9, ELIJAH BEARDSLEY8, WILLIAM RATHBURN7, WILLIAM6, WILLIAM5, WILLIAM4, TIMOTHY3, WILLIAM2, WILLIAM1) was born August 27, 1901 in Russellville, North Hadley, MA, and died in Wayne, PA.  He married LEONA HORN September 01, 1928.  She was born November 19, 1902 in Illiopolis, IL, and died in Wayne, PA.

       

Child of ARTHUR COMINS and LEONA HORN is:

37.              i.    CAROL JANE12 COMINS, b. February 17, 1932.

 

19.  DOROTHY PHELPS11 COMINS (ANNIE REBECCA10 PHELPS, CHAUNCEY9, ELIJAH BEARDSLEY8, WILLIAM RATHBURN7, WILLIAM6, WILLIAM5, WILLIAM4, TIMOTHY3, WILLIAM2, WILLIAM1)3 was born October 19, 1903 in Russellville, North Hadley, MA, and died in Springfield, MA.  She married FRANK MERLE PAGE3 March 18, 1924 in North Hadley, MA, son of FRANCESCO PAGLIARO and MARIA MAZZEI.  He was born February 28, 1900 in Sambiase, Catanzaro, Italy3, and died April 17, 1976 in Springfield, MA3.

 

Notes for DOROTHY PHELPS COMINS:

Dorothy was an artist and craftsperson, exhibiting her works in many shows locally.  She worked mainly with pastels.  Dorothy also was a fine seamstress.  She never learned to drive a car.

 

Children of DOROTHY COMINS and FRANK PAGE are:

38.              i.    JUDITH ANNE12 PAGE, b. May 03, 1942; d. July 07, 1994, East Haddam, CT.

39.             ii.    JUNE DOROTHY PAGE, b. March 07, 1925, Springfield, MA.

40.            iii.    ERNEST HENRY PAGE, b. November 11, 1929, Springfield, MA.

 

20.  RUBY MARGARET11 COMINS (ANNIE REBECCA10 PHELPS, CHAUNCEY9, ELIJAH BEARDSLEY8, WILLIAM RATHBURN7, WILLIAM6, WILLIAM5, WILLIAM4, TIMOTHY3, WILLIAM2, WILLIAM1) was born December 31, 1907 in Russellville, North Hadley, MA.  She married JOHN M. CANNON June 30, 1928 in Hartford, CT.  He was born in East Hartford, CT.

 

Notes for RUBY MARGARET COMINS:

Ruby was a dental assistant.

 

Notes for JOHN M. CANNON:

John was a salesman, businessman, and realtor.   All of these jobs were held in both CT and Florida.

       

Child of RUBY COMINS and JOHN CANNON is:

                   i.    NANCY LUCIA12 CANNON, b. July 16, 1931.

 

21.  GUILFORD CHAUNCEY11 LAPLANTE (CLARA VIRGINIA10 PHELPS, CHAUNCEY9, ELIJAH BEARDSLEY8, WILLIAM RATHBURN7, WILLIAM6, WILLIAM5, WILLIAM4, TIMOTHY3, WILLIAM2, WILLIAM1) was born August 02, 1901.  He married ETHEL SALTZMAN June 14, 1927.  She was born March 30, 1906.

       

Child of GUILFORD LAPLANTE and ETHEL SALTZMAN is:

                   i.    DONALD RUFUS12 LAPLANTE, b. March 11, 1928; d. August 02, 1934.

 

22.  BERTHA MARIA11 LAPLANTE (CLARA VIRGINIA10 PHELPS, CHAUNCEY9, ELIJAH BEARDSLEY8, WILLIAM RATHBURN7, WILLIAM6, WILLIAM5, WILLIAM4, TIMOTHY3, WILLIAM2, WILLIAM1) was born March 14, 1905, and died Unknown.  She married WAYLAND ROBINSON PORTER August 10, 1926.  He was born April 05, 1895.

 

Notes for BERTHA MARIA LAPLANTE:

On July 22, 1977, Bertha Porter wrote to Dorothy Comins Page from  Burkehaven,  Sunapee, NH

 

"Dear Dorothy,

        I'm sorry it has taken me such a long time to send you the information about the Phelps descendents (meaning descendents of Clara Virginia Phelps).  I wrote my sister Dorothy for more information but she never bothered to answer me - so now I'm sending on what I have.  I hope it won't be too late for the man who is putting all this together.

        How did you get along in all the hot weather we've been having?  Our house stays very cool & we quite often get a good breeze from the lake so it wasn't too bad for us.  Now this morning itís lovely and clear and beautiful.

        It would be nice some time if we could get together - I haven't seen any of you for such a long time, except Mildred (Comins Coffin).  It was nice to see her at her new home & find her so happy.

                Write some time.

                                Love,

                                  Bertha 

       

Child of BERTHA LAPLANTE and WAYLAND PORTER is:

41.              i.    PHILIP WAYLAND12 PORTER, b. July 09, 1928.

 

23.  LAWRENCE KENNETH11 LAPLANTE (CLARA VIRGINIA10 PHELPS, CHAUNCEY9, ELIJAH BEARDSLEY8, WILLIAM RATHBURN7, WILLIAM6, WILLIAM5, WILLIAM4, TIMOTHY3, WILLIAM2, WILLIAM1) was born February 24, 1908, and died September 12, 1940.  He married (1) OLIVE ALDRICH.    He married (2) MABEL KING.      

 

Child of LAWRENCE LAPLANTE and OLIVE ALDRICH is:

42.              i.    KENNETH GEORGE12 LAPLANTE, b. October 14, 1930.

       

Child of LAWRENCE LAPLANTE and MABEL KING is:

43.             ii.    DAVID RICHARD12 LAPLANTE, b. December 07, 1938.

 

24.  DOROTHY HELEN11 LAPLANTE (CLARA VIRGINIA10 PHELPS, CHAUNCEY9, ELIJAH BEARDSLEY8, WILLIAM RATHBURN7, WILLIAM6, WILLIAM5, WILLIAM4, TIMOTHY3, WILLIAM2, WILLIAM1) was born March 31, 1912.  She married PAUL FREDERICK WESSEN February 1934. 

       

Children of DOROTHY LAPLANTE and PAUL WESSEN are:

44.              i.    PAUL DAVID12 WESSEN, b. October 07, 1934.

                  ii.    PETER ERIK WESSEN, b. November 30, 1939.

 

 

Generation No. 12

 

25.  ANNIE LYDIA12 COMINS (PAUL CHAUNCEY COMINS11, ANNIE REBECCA10 PHELPS, CHAUNCEY9, ELIJAH BEARDSLEY8, WILLIAM RATHBURN7, WILLIAM6, WILLIAM5, WILLIAM4, TIMOTHY3, WILLIAM2, WILLIAM1) was born September 12, 1913 in Strafford, PA.  She married CLARENCE F. SLAYMAKER June 13, 1934 in Valley Forge, PA.  He was born April 29, 1912 in Malvern, PA.

       

Child of ANNIE COMINS and CLARENCE SLAYMAKER is:

                   i.    SUSAN CAROL13 SLAYMAKER, b. January 16, 1948.

 

26.  ARTHUR PAUL12 COMINS (PAUL CHAUNCEY COMINS11, ANNIE REBECCA10 PHELPS, CHAUNCEY9, ELIJAH BEARDSLEY8, WILLIAM RATHBURN7, WILLIAM6, WILLIAM5, WILLIAM4, TIMOTHY3, WILLIAM2, WILLIAM1) was born November 04, 1916 in Strafford, PA.  He married (1) PEARL BERTHA MARTIN.  She was born Unknown in Bryn Mawr, PA.  He married (2) M. ANN EDWARDS.  She was born May 21, 1914 in Bala Cynwyd, PA.

       

Child of ARTHUR COMINS and PEARL MARTIN is:

45.              i.    LORETTA JEAN13 COMINS, b. August 07, 1938, PA.

       

Children of ARTHUR COMINS and M. EDWARDS are:

                  ii.    THOMAS ARTHUR13 COMINS, b. October 08, 1953.

                 iii.    JAY OWEN COMINS, b. March 03, 1956.

 

27.  GEORGE LESTER12 COMINS (PAUL CHAUNCEY COMINS11, ANNIE REBECCA10 PHELPS, CHAUNCEY9, ELIJAH BEARDSLEY8, WILLIAM RATHBURN7, WILLIAM6, WILLIAM5, WILLIAM4, TIMOTHY3, WILLIAM2, WILLIAM1) was born April 13, 1918 in Strafford, PA.  He married HELEN VIRGINIA TREIBLE February 12, 1941.  She was born September 22, 1920 in Ardmore, PA.

       

Children of GEORGE COMINS and HELEN TREIBLE are:

                   i.    CHARLES ALLEN13 COMINS, b. April 12, 1942.

                  ii.    GEORGE HARRY COMINS, b. August 25, 1943.

                 iii.    KENNETH WAYNE COMINS, b. November 25, 1946.

                 iv.    CHARLOTTE MAY COMINS, b. September 20, 1950.

 

28.  OLIVER LAWRENCE12 COMINS (PAUL CHAUNCEY COMINS11, ANNIE REBECCA10 PHELPS, CHAUNCEY9, ELIJAH BEARDSLEY8, WILLIAM RATHBURN7, WILLIAM6, WILLIAM5, WILLIAM4, TIMOTHY3, WILLIAM2, WILLIAM1) was born March 22, 1920 in Strafford, PA.  He married (1) JEAN HARRIET DICKIE.  She was born July 20, 1924, and died August 20, 1954.  He married (2) LAURA JANE WORST.  She was born in Salisbury, PA.

       

Child of OLIVER COMINS and JEAN DICKIE is:

                   i.    DELFA JEAN13 COMINS, b. January 31, 1941.

       

Children of OLIVER COMINS and LAURA WORST are:

                  ii.    RANDY L13 COMINS, b. January 08, 1950.

                 iii.    FRED A COMINS, b. March 14, 1951.

 

29.  SARAH JANE12 COMINS (PAUL CHAUNCEY COMINS11, ANNIE REBECCA10 PHELPS, CHAUNCEY9, ELIJAH BEARDSLEY8, WILLIAM RATHBURN7, WILLIAM6, WILLIAM5, WILLIAM4, TIMOTHY3, WILLIAM2, WILLIAM1) was born November 23, 1921 in Strafford, PA.  She married BLAINE HENDERSHOT KREAMER March 07, 1945.  He was born March 25, 1922 in Bloomsburg, PA.

       

Children of SARAH COMINS and BLAINE KREAMER are:

                   i.    BARBARA ANNE13 KREAMER, b. March 10, 1947.

                  ii.    RICHARD BLAINE KREAMER, b. November 11, 1948.

                 iii.    KAYE MARIE KREAMER, b. July 08, 1956.

                 iv.    KARLA JEAN KREAMER, b. July 08, 1956.

                  v.    PHYLLIS LEE KREAMER, b. November 04, 1958.

 

30.  LAWRENCE ARTHUR12 REILLY (GRACE MARIA11 COMINS, ANNIE REBECCA10 PHELPS, CHAUNCEY9, ELIJAH BEARDSLEY8, WILLIAM RATHBURN7, WILLIAM6, WILLIAM5, WILLIAM4, TIMOTHY3, WILLIAM2, WILLIAM1) was born December 14, 1913.  He married MARJORIE NEWELL March 23, 1935 in West Springfield, MA.  MARJORIE was born May 06, 1913 in West Springfield, MA.

       

Children of LAWRENCE REILLY and MARJORIE NEWELL are:

46.              i.    VIRGINIA13 REILLY, b. May 18, 1936, Springfield, MA.

                  ii.    HUGH LAWRENCE REILLY, b. May 05, 1940.

                 iii.    LAUREEN REILLY, b. February 09, 1946.

 

31.  ROLAND HUGH12 REILLY (GRACE MARIA11 COMINS, ANNIE REBECCA10 PHELPS, CHAUNCEY9, ELIJAH BEARDSLEY8, WILLIAM RATHBURN7, WILLIAM6, WILLIAM5, WILLIAM4, TIMOTHY3, WILLIAM2, WILLIAM1) was born December 17, 1915 in Springfield, MA.  He married FAITH CONSTANCE HILLMAN September 17, 1939 in Springfield, MA.  FAITH was born August 11, 1919 in Springfield, MA.

       

Children of ROLAND REILLY and FAITH HILLMAN are:

47.              i.    ANNE MERRIAM13 REILLY, b. July 12, 1944, Springfield, MA.

                  ii.    KATHY FAY REILLY, b. August 05, 1949, Springfield, MA.

 

32.  HAZEL IRENE12 REILLY (GRACE MARIA11 COMINS, ANNIE REBECCA10 PHELPS, CHAUNCEY9, ELIJAH BEARDSLEY8, WILLIAM RATHBURN7, WILLIAM6, WILLIAM5, WILLIAM4, TIMOTHY3, WILLIAM2, WILLIAM1) was born October 23, 1917 in Springfield, MA.  She married JOHN A DEME June 07, 1937.  He was born July 29, 1914 in New York.

       

Children of HAZEL REILLY and JOHN DEME are:

                   i.    JOHN HOWARD13 DEME, b. November 26, 1939.

                  ii.    ALAN PAUL DEME, b. August 09, 1944.

 

33.  HENRIETTA LOUISE12 MACDOUGALL (EDNA CATHERINE11 COMINS, ANNIE REBECCA10 PHELPS, CHAUNCEY9, ELIJAH BEARDSLEY8, WILLIAM RATHBURN7, WILLIAM6, WILLIAM5, WILLIAM4, TIMOTHY3, WILLIAM2, WILLIAM1) was born March 03, 1917.  She married DANA T NORRIS June 18, 1938.  He was born August 12, 1908.

       

Children of HENRIETTA MACDOUGALL and DANA NORRIS are:

                   i.    DAVID LOWELL13 NORRIS, b. May 03, 1941.

                  ii.    BARBARA NORRIS, b. March 10, 1944.

 

34.  STEPHEN COMINS12 MACDOUGALL (EDNA CATHERINE11 COMINS, ANNIE REBECCA10 PHELPS, CHAUNCEY9, ELIJAH BEARDSLEY8, WILLIAM RATHBURN7, WILLIAM6, WILLIAM5, WILLIAM4, TIMOTHY3, WILLIAM2, WILLIAM1) was born November 27, 1924.  He married SHIRLEY ELIZABETH BURNE June 30, 1951.  She was born April 25, 1928.

       

Children of STEPHEN MACDOUGALL and SHIRLEY BURNE are:

                   i.    RYOKO13 MACDOUGALL, b. August 29, 1948.

                  ii.    ROBERT BURNE MACDOUGALL, b. May 24, 1952.

                 iii.    PETER GORDON MACDOUGALL, b. May 30, 1955.

                 iv.    ELIZABETH ANN MACDOUGALL, b. July 25, 1960.

 

35.  ESTHER MARY12 COFFIN (MILDRED LOUISE11 COMINS, ANNIE REBECCA10 PHELPS, CHAUNCEY9, ELIJAH BEARDSLEY8, WILLIAM RATHBURN7, WILLIAM6, WILLIAM5, WILLIAM4, TIMOTHY3, WILLIAM2, WILLIAM1) was born October 05, 1925 in North Amherst, MA.  She married DR. ARTHUR F MARTIN April 25, 1953 in North Amherst, MA.  ARTHUR MARTIN was born February 05, 1918 in Elkins, West Virginia.

       

Children of ESTHER COFFIN and ARTHUR MARTIN are:

                   i.    ANDREA E13 MARTIN, b. March 31, 1954.

                  ii.    DAVID ROSS MARTIN, b. September 05, 1955.

                 iii.    CYNTHIA JANE MARTIN, b. June 22, 1959.

 

36.  STEWART TEMPLE12 COFFIN (MILDRED LOUISE11 COMINS, ANNIE REBECCA10 PHELPS, CHAUNCEY9, ELIJAH BEARDSLEY8, WILLIAM RATHBURN7, WILLIAM6, WILLIAM5, WILLIAM4, TIMOTHY3, WILLIAM2, WILLIAM1) was born May 30, 1930 in North Amherst, MA.  He married JANE MARILYN LEWIS June 19, 1955 in Manchester, NH.  She was born December 14, 1931.

       

Children of STEWART COFFIN and JANE LEWIS are:

                   i.    ABBIE MARILYN13 COFFIN, b. February 17, 1960.

                  ii.    TAMMIS ELLEN COFFIN, b. November 10, 1961. 

                  iii.    MARGARET DIONIS COFFIN, b. 1963.

37.  CAROL JANE12 COMINS (ARTHUR LAWRENCE11, ANNIE REBECCA10 PHELPS, CHAUNCEY9, ELIJAH BEARDSLEY8, WILLIAM RATHBURN7, WILLIAM6, WILLIAM5, WILLIAM4, TIMOTHY3, WILLIAM2, WILLIAM1) was born February 17, 1932.  She married FREDERICK R WENERD May 03, 1952 in Wissihicken, PA.  He was born in PA.

       

Children of CAROL COMINS and FREDERICK WENERD are:

                   i.    FREDERICK B13 WENERD, b. February 09, 1953.

                  ii.    DAVID L WENERD, b. March 24, 1956.

 

38.  JUDITH ANNE12 PAGE (DOROTHY PHELPS11 COMINS, ANNIE REBECCA10 PHELPS, CHAUNCEY9, ELIJAH BEARDSLEY8, WILLIAM RATHBURN7, WILLIAM6, WILLIAM5, WILLIAM4, TIMOTHY3, WILLIAM2, WILLIAM1)3 was born May 03, 1942, and died July 07, 1994 in East Haddam, CT3.  She married WILLIE CLARENCE FUQUA3 April 15, 1966 in St. Andrew's, Meriden, CT4.  WILLIE, son of IRA FUQUA and HAZEL COOK, was born December 12, 1936 in Soperton, GA5.

       

Children of JUDITH PAGE and WILLIE FUQUA are:

                   i.    JENNIFER ANNE13 FUQUA5, b. November 21, 19675.

                  ii.    SEAN WILLIAM FUQUA5, b. September 19, 19695.

                 iii.    JEANNE LOUISE FUQUA5, b. September 19, 19695.

 

39.  JUNE DOROTHY12 PAGE (DOROTHY PHELPS11 COMINS, ANNIE REBECCA10 PHELPS, CHAUNCEY9, ELIJAH BEARDSLEY8, WILLIAM RATHBURN7, WILLIAM6, WILLIAM5, WILLIAM4, TIMOTHY3, WILLIAM2, WILLIAM1)5 was born March 07, 1925 in Springfield, MA5.  She married (1) IRVING GUNNAR HOLGAR STIBOLT July 13, 1946 in Springfield, MA, son of HANS STIBOLT and KIRSTEN HANSEN STIBOLT.  IRVING was born April 17, 1925, and died January 30, 2011 in Springfield, MA. 

       

Children of JUNE PAGE and IRVING STIBOLT are:

                   i.    KIRSTEN JUNE13 STIBOLT, b. January 02, 1948, Springfield, MA; m. JOHN CHRISTIAN AMBERLOCK, July 03, 1971, Springfield, MA; divorced December 25, 1975;  John Amberlock b. August 28, 1949, Springfield, MA; d. 1997, Chicopee, MA.

 

48.             ii.    GRETCHEN DOROTHY STIBOLT, b. October 09, 1950, Springfield, MA; m. STEPHEN WILLIAM JERROLD, October 5, 1968, Springfield, MA; divorced 1978; Stephen Jerrold b. May 24, 1949, Springfield, MA; d. October 11, 2008, Springfield, MA.

       

40.  ERNEST HENRY12 PAGE (DOROTHY PHELPS11 COMINS, ANNIE REBECCA10 PHELPS, CHAUNCEY9, ELIJAH BEARDSLEY8, WILLIAM RATHBURN7, WILLIAM6, WILLIAM5, WILLIAM4, TIMOTHY3, WILLIAM2, WILLIAM1)7 was born November 11, 1929 in Springfield, MA7.  He married (1) DORTHY ELIZABETH HAYS7 July 10, 1954 in Baptist Church, Springfield, MA8.  She was born February 20, 1933 in Springfield, MA9

       

Children of ERNEST PAGE and DORTHY HAYS are:

                   i.    FRANK EDWARD13 PAGE9, b. April 06, 19559.

                  ii.    RONALD ERNEST PAGE9, b. February 16, 19579.

                 iii.    WILLIAM DWIGHT PAGE9, b. October 17, 19589.

49.            iv.    ELIZABETH ANN PAGE, b. March 31, 1961.

                  v.    LAUREL LOUISE PAGE9, b. April 25, 19649.

                 vi.    CHARLES WARREN PAGE9, b. May 15, 19709.

       

41.  PHILIP WAYLAND12 PORTER (BERTHA MARIA11 LAPLANTE, CLARA VIRGINIA10 PHELPS, CHAUNCEY9, ELIJAH BEARDSLEY8, WILLIAM RATHBURN7, WILLIAM6, WILLIAM5, WILLIAM4, TIMOTHY3, WILLIAM2, WILLIAM1) was born July 09, 1928.  He married PATRICIA ELIZABETH GARRIGES September 05, 1950.  She was born July 28, 1924.

       

Children of PHILIP PORTER and PATRICIA GARRIGES are:

                   i.    JANET ELIZABETH13 PORTER, b. May 10, 1955.

                  ii.    SARA LOUISE PORTER, b. November 11, 1956.

                 iii.    ALICE CATHERINE PORTER, b. May 27, 1961.

 

42.  KENNETH GEORGE12 LAPLANTE (LAWRENCE KENNETH11, CLARA VIRGINIA10 PHELPS, CHAUNCEY9, ELIJAH BEARDSLEY8, WILLIAM RATHBURN7, WILLIAM6, WILLIAM5, WILLIAM4, TIMOTHY3, WILLIAM2, WILLIAM1) was born October 14, 1930.  He married ?. 

       

Children of KENNETH LAPLANTE and ? are:

                   i.    KENNETH13 LAPLANTE.

                  ii.    ROBERT LAPLANTE.

                 iii.    CRISOME LAPLANTE.

                 iv.    VALERIE ANN LAPLANTE.

                  v.    LAURA LEE LAPLANTE.

 

43.  DAVID RICHARD12 LAPLANTE (LAWRENCE KENNETH11, CLARA VIRGINIA10 PHELPS, CHAUNCEY9, ELIJAH BEARDSLEY8, WILLIAM RATHBURN7, WILLIAM6, WILLIAM5, WILLIAM4, TIMOTHY3, WILLIAM2, WILLIAM1) was born December 07, 1938.  He married MURIEL JENKS Unknown.  She was born Unknown.

       

Children of DAVID LAPLANTE and MURIEL JENKS are:

                   i.    DAVID RICHARD13 LAPLANTE, b. March 31, 1959.

                  ii.    DEBRA LEE LAPLANTE, b. March 03, 1963.

                 iii.    DENISE ANN LAPLANTE, b. November 06, 1971.

 

44.  PAUL DAVID12 WESSEN (DOROTHY HELEN11 LAPLANTE, CLARA VIRGINIA10 PHELPS, CHAUNCEY9, ELIJAH BEARDSLEY8, WILLIAM RATHBURN7, WILLIAM6, WILLIAM5, WILLIAM4, TIMOTHY3, WILLIAM2, WILLIAM1) was born October 07, 1934.  He married BETSY ?. 

       

Child of PAUL WESSEN and BETSY ? is:

                   i.    LAURIE13 WESSEN, b. 1956.

 

 

Generation No. 13

 

45.  LORETTA JEAN13 COMINS (ARTHUR PAUL12, PAUL CHAUNCEY COMINS11, ANNIE REBECCA10 PHELPS, CHAUNCEY9, ELIJAH BEARDSLEY8, WILLIAM RATHBURN7, WILLIAM6, WILLIAM5, WILLIAM4, TIMOTHY3, WILLIAM2, WILLIAM1) was born August 07, 1938 in PA.  She married ROBERT WALTER in Bala Cynwyd, PA. 

       

Children of LORETTA COMINS and ROBERT WALTER are:

                   i.    ROBERT MICHAEL14 WALTER.

                  ii.    WILLIAM DAVID WALTER, b. 1962.

 

46.  VIRGINIA13 REILLY (LAWRENCE ARTHUR12, GRACE MARIA11 COMINS, ANNIE REBECCA10 PHELPS, CHAUNCEY9, ELIJAH BEARDSLEY8, WILLIAM RATHBURN7, WILLIAM6, WILLIAM5, WILLIAM4, TIMOTHY3, WILLIAM2, WILLIAM1) was born May 18, 1936 in Springfield, MA.  She married DONALD STANTON GOSSELIN.  He was born March 15, 1931 in MA.

       

Children of VIRGINIA REILLY and DONALD GOSSELIN are:

                   i.    KATHIE JEAN14 GOSSELIN, b. September 10, 1960.

                  ii.    DONALD STANTON GOSSELIN, b. December 12, 1961.

 

47.  ANNE MERRIAM13 REILLY (ROLAND HUGH12, GRACE MARIA11 COMINS, ANNIE REBECCA10 PHELPS, CHAUNCEY9, ELIJAH BEARDSLEY8, WILLIAM RATHBURN7, WILLIAM6, WILLIAM5, WILLIAM4, TIMOTHY3, WILLIAM2, WILLIAM1) was born July 12, 1944 in Springfield, MA.  She met EDWIN DEWOLFE in Springfield, MA.  He was born November 27, 1937.

       

Children of ANNE REILLY and EDWIN DEWOLFE are:

                   i.    EDWIN ROLAND14 DEWOLFE, b. April 12, 1959.

                  ii.    STEPHEN CARL DEWOLFE, b. July 20, 1960.

                 iii.    GREGORY LEE DEWOLFE, b. September 23, 1961.

                 ix.    SUSAN JEANNE12 DEWOLFE HOWARD, b. February 11, 1963.

 

48.  GRETCHEN DOROTHY13 STIBOLT (JUNE DOROTHY12 PAGE, DOROTHY PHELPS11 COMINS, ANNIE REBECCA10 PHELPS, CHAUNCEY9, ELIJAH BEARDSLEY8, WILLIAM RATHBURN7, WILLIAM6, WILLIAM5, WILLIAM4, TIMOTHY3, WILLIAM2, WILLIAM1) was born October 09, 1950 in Springfield, MA.  She married (1) STEPHEN WILLIAM JERROLD October 05, 1970 in Springfield, MA.  He was born May 24, 1949 in Springfield, MA. She married (2) CLARENCE ELIJAH BOSTON III in Brattleboro, VT.  He was born September 13, 1951 in Springfield, MA.

       

Children of GRETCHEN STIBOLT and STEPHEN JERROLD are:

                   i.    BRYAN14 WRIGHT, b. July 04, 1968, Boston, MA.

     ii.   ERIC GUNNAR JERROLD, b. February 15, 1969, Springfield, MA.

 

Child of GRETCHEN STIBOLT and CLARENCE BOSTON is:

                 iii.    CLARENCE ELIJAH14 BOSTON IV, b. November 13, 1989, Springfield, MA.

 

Notes for BRYAN WRIGHT:

Bryan was conceived while Stephen and Gretchen were in high school.  He was given up for adoption, and the Wrights (William and Diana) joyously adopted him.  He currently lives in California, and has been in contact (and visited) with his birth Mother (and family) since he was 18 years old.

 

49.  ELIZABETH ANN13 PAGE (ERNEST HENRY12, DOROTHY PHELPS11 COMINS, ANNIE REBECCA10 PHELPS, CHAUNCEY9, ELIJAH BEARDSLEY8, WILLIAM RATHBURN7, WILLIAM6, WILLIAM5, WILLIAM4, TIMOTHY3, WILLIAM2, WILLIAM1)9 was born March 31, 19619.  She married EDWARD GOLDFARB9.  He was born September 07, 19609.

       

Children of ELIZABETH PAGE and EDWARD GOLDFARB are:

                   i.    DREW14 GOLDFARB9, b. November 17, 19879.

                  ii.    JAMISON GOLDFARB9, b. June 09, 19899.

                 iii.    CHAD GOLDFARB9.

 

 

Generation No. 14

 

50.  ERIC GUNNER14 JERROLD (GRETCHEN DOROTHY13 STIBOLT, JUNE DOROTHY12 PAGE, DOROTHY PHELPS11 COMINS, ANNIE REBECCA10 PHELPS, CHAUNCEY9, ELIJAH BEARDSLEY8, WILLIAM RATHBURN7, WILLIAM6, WILLIAM5, WILLIAM4, TIMOTHY3, WILLIAM2, WILLIAM1)9 was born February 15, 19699.  He married CHRISTINE LAFLAMME9

       

Child of ERIC JERROLD and CHRISTINE LAFLAMME is:

                   i.    RYAN CHRISTOPHER15 JERROLD9, b. June 23, 19989.