MASSOG: A Genealogical Magazine for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

MASSOG is published by the Massachusetts Society of Genealogists, Inc.
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The editor for this volume was George D. Martin.

Table of Contents

Vol. 40 No. 1 2015-2016
President’s Report 1
State Officers, Directors, Editorial Board, and Contact Information 3
Not Bound By Convention: The True Identity of William Kenney of Boston, Lynn, and Nahant, Massachusetts 4
William Annetts, Foreigner, of Southborough, Massachusetts (Part 2) 15
Creating Footnotes 20
The Date of the Deed . . . Truth or Fiction Written in the Grantor Index? 22
Family of Gibbons Lay (1775–1863) of Feeding Hills, Massachusetts (Part 1) 27
Phillis Wheatley, “The Extraordinary Negro Poet” 34
Volunteer for MSOG 37
Editor’s Note 38
Vol. 40 No. 2 2015-2016
President’s Report 39
State Officers, Directors, Editorial Board, and Contact Information 40
The Identity of Lucy J. Newell of
Worcester, Massachusetts, Sperry, Iowa, and Grant, Kansas
41
Family of Gibbons Lay (1775–1863) of Feeding Hills, Massachusetts (Part 2) 52
The George Lewis Family of Devon, England,
St. John’s, Newfoundland, and Boston, Massachusetts (Part 1)
59
Correction to Vol. 40, No. 1 65
The Usefulness of City Directories 66
Massachusetts Civil War Veterans
Buried in Mount Greenwood Cemetery, Chicago, Illinois
69
Records of Taunton, Massachusetts, Lost in a Disastrous Fire in 1738 74
2016 Annual Meeting and Program 76
Vol. 40 No. 3 2015-2016
President’s Report 77
State Officers, Directors, Editorial Board, and Contact Information 78
Inscriptions from the West Street Cemetery in Fitchburg, Massachusetts (1798–1879), with an Outline of the Early Marshall Families in Fitchburg’s Laurel Hill Cemetery (Part 1) 79
The George Lewis Family of Devon, England, St. John’s, Newfoundland, and Boston, Massachusetts (Part 2) 88
The Todd Family of Lawrence, Massachusetts: A Study of Thelma Todd’s Immigrant Parentage 96
Hannah (Livermore) Parker, Wife of Noah Parker and Mother of Sally (Parker) Merrill of Marlborough, Massachusetts 101
Book Review: Massachusetts and Maine in the American Revolution 103
NERGC 2017 104
Index 105
2016 Annual Meeting and Program; Directions to Marlborough Country Club 113