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Friday, September 18, 2015

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Over the last number of years I have scanned most of the really old photos I have.  I was the end of a long line on my father's side when my grandmother died, then my father so really old photos from his side were the start of my collection.  Then when we cleaned out my parents' house after they moved to Sr. apartments, all photos found around, here and there were collected into a bin or two and brought home with me.  My 3 kids and 2 grandchildren are way too busy to go over old photos with me.  I digi-scrapped some but I think spotlighting them here might be the best way to preserve what I know, suspect, or guess about some of those photos.  I will try to do oldest first.

Memorial Stone of George Aldrich, one of my 8th great-grandfathers, located in Mendon, Mass.

"In Memory of
Circa 1603 GEORGE ALDRICH 1683
one of
Mendon's founding fathers
Settled Mendon 7th month 1663
Dedicated by the
National Aldrich Association

St. Dunstan's Anglican Church in Cranbrook, England.  

January 12, 1591, Archbishop Whitgift appointed William Eddye to succeed as Vicar of St. Dunstan Church at Cranbrook.  He is my 7th great-grandfather born in England 1562 and died there, also, in 1616.

This is a photo taken in 2009 or so of the Newman Scarlett house, recorded to have been built by Newman in the 1700's on Maple St. in Tewksbury. It was just demolished in 2009.
 There is a book (ISBN B0006R3G) Newman Scarlett of Tewksbury, Massachusetts and his Descendants
 page 901
 Scarlett, Newman, Tewksbury.Sergeant, in a Tewksbury co. of militia commanded by Lieut. Thomas Clark, Col. Green's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775; service, 2 days.
 He would have been one of the famous "Minute Men". He served again later in the war.

 If you look at the vital records for Tewksbury Massachusetts under Births you will find under the FROST family a baptism record for a Newmen (spelled that way) adopted by Edmund Frost (jr).  This is the nearest to a birth record anyone has been able to find in spite of many professional genealogists of his line searching in the US and in England, where he claimed to have been born.

This headstone in a cemetery in Indiana is Newman's grandson, also named Newman, but called "New".  He is my 3rd great-grandfather.

This is Newman Scarlett (3) my 3rd great grandfather.  The writing on the back is that of my great grandfather, Horace Greeley Scarlett, Jr, originally named Almon but renamed after his father died of a gunshot wound.