MASSOG: A Genealogical Magazine for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

MASSOG is published by the Massachusetts Society of Genealogists, Inc.

The editor for this volume was George D. Martin.

Table of Contents

Vol. 44 No. 1, 2019-2020
President’s Letter 1
State Officers, Directors, Editorial Board, and Contact Information 2
John Breck of Sherborn, Massachusetts, the Non-Existent Father of Thomas Breck, John Breck, and Elinor (Breck) Crane 3
The Search for Lois, Wife of Aaron Hemenway of Williamsburg, Hampshire County, Massachusetts 7
2020 Massachusetts Genealogical Council Seminar 12
Alice Bourne of Wells, Maine, and Waltham, Massachusetts, 1857–1890: Daughter, Sister, Aunt, Woman 13
Esek Baker of Cumberland, Rhode Island, and Hadley and Amherst, Massachusetts 17
Charles Edwin Carpenter of Attleborough, Massachusetts, Buys a Cemetery Lot 31
2020 MASSOG Writing Contest Rules 37
Vol. 44 No. 2 2019-2020
President’s Letter 39
State Officers, Directors, Editorial Board, and Contact Information 40
Alvira D. Burdon of Sutton, Northbridge, Bridgewater, and Worcester, Massachusetts: Why Do We Want to Know About Her Life? 41
Elizabeth Perriman of Cambridge, Massachusetts: Mother of Frances (Perriman) (Amsden or Emsden) Cutter and Rebecca (Perriman) Farrabas 49
Research Trip: Haverhill Public Library Special Collections 51
Trouble in a River City: The Richard Wall Family of Chicopee and Holyoke, Massachusetts 53
The Clarence Reginald and Blanche Louise (Pillsbury) Rawson Family, of Lunenburg, Massachusetts 66
Problems with Citing Online Sources 74
MSOG Annual Meeting 2020 76
Vol. 44 No. 3 2019-2020
President’s Report 77
State Officers, Directors, Editorial Board, and Contact Information 78
Who Were the Parents of William Cross (1820–1861) of Lee County, Illinois? 79
Research Trip: Phillips Library, Peabody Essex Museum 88
Ezra Williams of Ashfield, Franklin County, Massachusetts 97
Camp/Fort Devens – a Massachusetts Landmark 101
The Will of James Plimpton of Sturbridge, Massachusetts, 1808 105
Index 112
Annual Meeting 2020 113
Document and Discovery at the 2020 Annual Meeting 114
Correction to MASSOG Vol. 44, No. 2