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The Ancestry of Doris Loretta Laramee
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Notable Richardson Ancestors
The Richardsons have an extensive history of early settlers including individuals who arrived on the Mayflower, were in Salem at the time of the witch trials, and fought in the Revolutionary War.
Lawrence Southwick 1594-1660 and his wife Cassandra Burnell 1598-1660
(Barbara's 9th great-grandparents)
Early Quakers who, along with their children, were persecuted by the Governor of Massachusetts for their religious beliefs.
• Salem's Quakers and Their Lost Memorial
• An historical essay. The Puritans versus the Quakers: a review ... Wall, Caleb A. (Caleb Arnold), 1820-1898.
• Lawrence and Cassandra Southwick
• Cassandra Burnell Southwick Persecuted Quaker
• Genealogy of the descendants of Lawrence and Cassandra Southwick of Salem, Mass.
This monument was unveiled July 17, 1884. No headstones mark the grave of any person who was buried on Shelter Island between the years 1652-1729.
East top step - LAWRENCE AND CASSANDRA SOUTHWICK
East middle step- DESPOILED IMPRISIONED STARVED WHIPPED BANISHED
East bottom step- WHO FLED HERE TO DIE
Provided Southwick 1641-1727 (Barbara's 8th great-grandmother)
• An historical essay. The Puritans versus the Quakers: a review ... Wall, Caleb A. (Caleb Arnold), 1820-1898. (Pages 32-33)
Illustration - "The attempted sale into slavery of Daniel and Provided Southwick, son of Lawrence and Cassandra Southwick, by Governor Endicott and his minions, for being Quakers."
Samuel Gaskill and his wife Provided (Southwick) Gaskill signed a petition (August 1692) in defense of John Proctor and his wife, both accused of witchcraft. Unfortunately, the petition did nothing to sway the court, and John and Elizabeth Proctor remained imprisoned.
Nathaniel Felton Sen: and mary his wife
Samuel Marsh and Prescilla his wife
James Houlton and Ruth his wife
Nathaniel Felton jun
Samuell Frayll and an his wife
Zachriah Marsh and mary his wife
Samuel Endecott and hanah his wife
Samuel Gaskil & provided his wife
Ed Edward: Gaskile"
• Documents of the Salem Witch Trials, by K. David Goss Ph.D.
William Parker was one of the founders of Hartford, Connecticut. His name appears on the Founder's Monument located in the Ancient Burying Ground, also known as Center Church Cemetery.
• The Founder's Monument