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Estelle C. Bolles (F)
b. May 1877
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     Her married name was Lent. Estelle C. Bolles Charles B. Bolles performed the wedding service for Estelle and Frederic(k). Not sure of how related, as yet, to Estelle. She was born in May 1877 at New Bedford, Massachusetts, USA. She was the daughter of Henry C. Bolles and Annie H. Briggs. Estelle C. Bolles married Frederick Lent, son of Shippy Lent , Jr. and Euphemia Augusta Moore, on 23 September 1896 at New Bedford, Massachusetts, USA.

Children of Estelle C. Bolles and Frederick Lent
Henry Bolles Lent+ b. 6 Nov 1901, d. Oct 1973
Robert W. Lent (living)
Elizabeth Lent (living)

Henry C. Bolles (M)
b. 4 February 1855, d. 31 October 1905
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     Henry C. Bolles 1900 US Census was on 19 Borden Streeet, New Bedford, MA. Henry's occupation in 1900 was Telegraph Operator. He was born on 4 February 1855 at New Bedford, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA. He was the son of John Nye Bolles and Sarah Burgess. Henry C. Bolles married Annie H. Briggs, daughter of David C. Briggs and Sophia Henry, on 3 January 1875 at New Bedford, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA. Henry C. Bolles died on 31 October 1905 at New Bedford, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA, at age 50.

Children of Henry C. Bolles and Annie H. Briggs
Estelle C. Bolles+ b. May 1877
Winifred Bolles b. Jun 1885

Annie H. Briggs (F)
b. 28 July 1856
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     Her married name was Bolles. Annie H. Briggs was born on 28 July 1856 at New Bedford, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA. She was the daughter of David C. Briggs and Sophia Henry. Annie H. Briggs married Henry C. Bolles, son of John Nye Bolles and Sarah Burgess, on 3 January 1875 at New Bedford, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA.

Children of Annie H. Briggs and Henry C. Bolles
Estelle C. Bolles+ b. May 1877
Winifred Bolles b. Jun 1885

John Nye Bolles (M)
b. 19 December 1809, d. 23 May 1898
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     John Nye Bolles was born on 19 December 1809 at Rochester, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA. He was the son of Savory Bolles and Mercy (Sammy? or Marcy) UNKNOWN. John Nye Bolles married Sarah Burgess, daughter of Abraham Burgess and Rhoda (Gaswell\Carswell\Casswell) Caswell, on 5 March 1844 at New Bedford, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA. John Nye Bolles died on 23 May 1898 at New Bedford, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA, at age 88.

Children of John Nye Bolles and Sarah Burgess
Lucretia B. Boles b. 12 Nov 1845, d. 14 Jan 1848
Emma F. Bolles b. 16 May 1848
Henry C. Bolles+ b. 4 Feb 1855, d. 31 Oct 1905

Sarah Burgess (F)
b. 25 January 1813
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     Her married name was Bolles. Sarah Burgess was born on 25 January 1813 at Pocasset, Massachusetts, USA. She was the daughter of Abraham Burgess and Rhoda (Gaswell\Carswell\Casswell) Caswell. Sarah Burgess married John Nye Bolles, son of Savory Bolles and Mercy (Sammy? or Marcy) UNKNOWN, on 5 March 1844 at New Bedford, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA.

Children of Sarah Burgess and John Nye Bolles
Lucretia B. Boles b. 12 Nov 1845, d. 14 Jan 1848
Emma F. Bolles b. 16 May 1848
Henry C. Bolles+ b. 4 Feb 1855, d. 31 Oct 1905

Lucretia B. Boles (F)
b. 12 November 1845, d. 14 January 1848
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     Lucretia B. Boles Died 2y 2m of measles. She was born on 12 November 1845 at New Bedford, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA. She was the daughter of John Nye Bolles and Sarah Burgess. Lucretia B. Boles died on 14 January 1848 at New Bedford, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA, at age 2.

Emma F. Bolles (F)
b. 16 May 1848
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     Emma F. Bolles was born on 16 May 1848 at New Bedford, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA. She was the daughter of John Nye Bolles and Sarah Burgess.

Savory Bolles (M)
b. 9 April 1775
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     Savory Bolles was born on 9 April 1775 at Rochester, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA. He was the son of Ebenezer Bolles and Anna UNKNOWN. Unrecognized GEDCOM data: Unknown GEDCOM tag: on 14 January 1799 at Rochester, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA.

Child of Savory Bolles and Mercy (Sammy? or Marcy) UNKNOWN
John Nye Bolles+ b. 19 Dec 1809, d. 23 May 1898

Mercy (Sammy? or Marcy) UNKNOWN (F)
b. 5 March 1778

     Mercy (Sammy? or Marcy) UNKNOWN Listed as Bolles in Marriage Intentions, but not yet 100 percent on that being her maiden name. She was born on 5 March 1778. Unrecognized GEDCOM data: Unknown GEDCOM tag: on 14 January 1799 at Rochester, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA.

Child of Mercy (Sammy? or Marcy) UNKNOWN and Savory Bolles
John Nye Bolles+ b. 19 Dec 1809, d. 23 May 1898

Ebenezer Bolles (M)

Child of Ebenezer Bolles and Anna UNKNOWN
Savory Bolles+ b. 9 Apr 1775

Anna UNKNOWN (F)

Child of Anna UNKNOWN and Ebenezer Bolles
Savory Bolles+ b. 9 Apr 1775

Abraham Burgess (M)
b. 8 September 1761
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     Abraham Burgess was born on 8 September 1761 at Rochester, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA. He was the son of John Burgess and Abigail (Chace) Chase. Unrecognized GEDCOM data: Unknown GEDCOM tag: on 5 November 1801 at Rochester, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA. Abraham Burgess married Rhoda (Gaswell\Carswell\Casswell) Caswell, daughter of Elijah Casswell and May UNKNOWN, on 12 November 1801 at Massachusetts, USA.

Child of Abraham Burgess and Rhoda (Gaswell\Carswell\Casswell) Caswell
Sarah Burgess+ b. 25 Jan 1813

Rhoda (Gaswell\Carswell\Casswell) Caswell (F)
b. 13 May 1778, d. 3 September 1857
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     Her married name was Burgess. Rhoda (Gaswell\Carswell\Casswell) Caswell was born on 13 May 1778 at Rochester, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA. She was the daughter of Elijah Casswell and May UNKNOWN. Unrecognized GEDCOM data: Unknown GEDCOM tag: on 25 February 1797 at New Bedford, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA. Unrecognized GEDCOM data: Unknown GEDCOM tag: on 5 November 1801 at Rochester, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA. Rhoda (Gaswell\Carswell\Casswell) Caswell married Abraham Burgess, son of John Burgess and Abigail (Chace) Chase, on 12 November 1801 at Massachusetts, USA. Rhoda (Gaswell\Carswell\Casswell) Caswell died on 3 September 1857 at Rochester, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA, at age 79.

Child of Rhoda (Gaswell\Carswell\Casswell) Caswell and Abraham Burgess
Sarah Burgess+ b. 25 Jan 1813

Elijah Casswell (M)

Child of Elijah Casswell and May UNKNOWN
Rhoda (Gaswell\Carswell\Casswell) Caswell+ b. 13 May 1778, d. 3 Sep 1857

May UNKNOWN (F)

Child of May UNKNOWN and Elijah Casswell
Rhoda (Gaswell\Carswell\Casswell) Caswell+ b. 13 May 1778, d. 3 Sep 1857

Joseph Taber (M)
b. 10 May 1772, d. 23 September 1799
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     Joseph Taber s/o 'Pardon' Taber. He was born on 10 May 1772 at Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA. He was the son of Pardon Taber and Sarah Head. Unrecognized GEDCOM data: Unknown GEDCOM tag: on 25 February 1797 at New Bedford, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA. Joseph Taber died on 23 September 1799 at New Bedford, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA, at age 27.

John Burgess (M)

Child of John Burgess and Abigail (Chace) Chase
Abraham Burgess+ b. 8 Sep 1761

Abigail (Chace) Chase (F)

Child of Abigail (Chace) Chase and John Burgess
Abraham Burgess+ b. 8 Sep 1761

Pardon Taber (M)

Child of Pardon Taber and Sarah Head
Joseph Taber b. 10 May 1772, d. 23 Sep 1799

Sarah Head (F)

Child of Sarah Head and Pardon Taber
Joseph Taber b. 10 May 1772, d. 23 Sep 1799

Elizabeth Lent (F)
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     Elizabeth Lent is the daughter of Frederick Lent and Estelle C. Bolles.

Robert W. Lent (M)
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     Robert W. Lent is the son of Frederick Lent and Estelle C. Bolles. Robert W. Lent married Vidas E. UNKNOWN circa 1928.

Henry Bolles Lent (M)
b. 6 November 1901, d. October 1973
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     Henry Bolles Lent Henry ran a successful ad agency, and was also an author of childrens' and 'young peoples' books.

Some of his books:

Full Steam Ahead! : Six Days on an Ocean Liner (1933)
Clear Track Ahead! (1939)
The Fire Fighter: Heaths' Modern Language Series (1939)
PT Boat: Rob Reed Wins His Command at Melville (1943)
Fly It Away! (1946)
I Work on a Newspaper (1948)
Flight Overseas (1957)
From Trees to Paper: The Story of Newsprint (1957)
Men at Work in the South (1957)
Men at Work in the Great Lakes States (1958)
Men at Work on the West Coast (1959)
The Helicopter Book (1960)
Men alive in outer space: Our space surgeon's greatest challenge (1961)
Submariner - The Story of Basic Training at the Navy's Famed Submarine School (1962)
Your Place in America's Space Program (1964)
Look of Cars: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow (1966)
The Peace Corps: Ambassadors of Goodwill (1964)
Men at Work in New England (1967)
Straight Up (1967)
Wat car is that? (1969)
Men at Work in the Middle Atlantic States (Men at Work Series) (1970)
Car of the Year, 1895-1970: A 75-year Parade of American Automobiles That Made News (1970)
Seabee: Bill Scott Builds and Fights for the Navy


Years on above are mostly from edition seen listed for sale. First editions may have come out earlier than above dates.
1930 US Census for Nutley, Essex Co, NJ
Lent, Henry B., head, m, w, 29, M-25, MA, NS, MA, advertising agency
Leone, wife, f, w, 27, M-23, PA, PA, PA
Henry, son, m, w, 3, S, PA, MA, PA,
Likely married in PA
Though Henry listed MA, was truly b. CT, as NO record of a MA birth exists for any Henry Lent.

Name: Henry Lent
SSN: 082-07-5706
Last Residence: 05091 Woodstock, Windsor, Vermont, United States of America
Born: 6 Nov 1901
Died: Oct 1973
State (Year) SSN issued: New York (Before 1951 ). He was born on 6 November 1901 at Connecticut, USA. He was the son of Frederick Lent and Estelle C. Bolles. Henry Bolles Lent married Leone M. UNKNOWN circa 1925 at Pennsylvania, USA. Henry Bolles Lent died in October 1973 at Windsor County, Vermont, USA, at age 71.

Child of Henry Bolles Lent and Leone M. UNKNOWN
Henry Lent (living)

Vidas E. UNKNOWN (F)

     Vidas E. UNKNOWN married Robert W. Lent, son of Frederick Lent and Estelle C. Bolles, circa 1928.

Leone M. UNKNOWN (F)
b. 1 November 1902 or 1903, d. 28 September 1995

     Leone M. UNKNOWN Name: Leone M. Lent
SSN: 008-52-1556
Last Residence: 05091 Woodstock, Windsor, Vermont, United States of America
Born: 1 Nov 1903
Died: 28 Sep 1995
State (Year) SSN issued: Vermont (1973 ). Her married name was Lent. She was born on 1 November 1902 or 1903 at Pennsylvania, USA. She married Henry Bolles Lent, son of Frederick Lent and Estelle C. Bolles, circa 1925 at Pennsylvania, USA. Leone M. UNKNOWN died on 28 September 1995 at Windsor County, Vermont, USA.

Child of Leone M. UNKNOWN and Henry Bolles Lent
Henry Lent (living)

Henry Lent (M)
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     Henry Lent is the son of Henry Bolles Lent and Leone M. UNKNOWN.

Winifred Bolles (F)
b. June 1885
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     Winifred Bolles was born in June 1885 at New Bedford, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA. She was the daughter of Henry C. Bolles and Annie H. Briggs.

David C. Briggs (M)
b. circa 1823
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     David C. Briggs Possibly b. Dartmouth, MA. He was born circa 1823 at Dartmouth, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA. He was the son of Elihu Briggs and Polly UNKNOWN. David C. Briggs married Betsy Jane Smith on 5 July 1847 at Dartmouth, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA. David C. Briggs married Sophia Henry, daughter of Gilman Henry and Jerusha UNKNOWN, on 3 May 1852 at Dartmouth, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA.

Child of David C. Briggs and Sophia Henry
Annie H. Briggs+ b. 28 Jul 1856

Sophia Henry (F)
b. circa 1833
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     Her married name was Briggs. Sophia Henry Sophia was David's 2nd wife. She was born circa 1833 at Pomfret, Windham County, Connecticut, USA. She was the daughter of Gilman Henry and Jerusha UNKNOWN. Sophia Henry married David C. Briggs, son of Elihu Briggs and Polly UNKNOWN, on 3 May 1852 at Dartmouth, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA.

Child of Sophia Henry and David C. Briggs
Annie H. Briggs+ b. 28 Jul 1856

Elihu Briggs (M)

Child of Elihu Briggs and Polly UNKNOWN
David C. Briggs+ b. c 1823

Polly UNKNOWN (F)

Child of Polly UNKNOWN and Elihu Briggs
David C. Briggs+ b. c 1823

Gilman Henry (M)

Child of Gilman Henry and Jerusha UNKNOWN
Sophia Henry+ b. c 1833

Jerusha UNKNOWN (F)

Child of Jerusha UNKNOWN and Gilman Henry
Sophia Henry+ b. c 1833

Betsy Jane Smith (F)
b. circa 1831

     Betsy Jane Smith D/o William and ?Dorothy? Smith. Her married name was Briggs. She was born circa 1831. She married David C. Briggs, son of Elihu Briggs and Polly UNKNOWN, on 5 July 1847 at Dartmouth, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA.

Job Gidding (M)

     Job Gidding married Margaret (Lowe) Low, daughter of Jonathan (Lowe) Low and Mary UNKNOWN, on 1 January 1723 or 1724 at Ipswich, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA.

Child of Job Gidding and Margaret (Lowe) Low
Sarah Giddings+ b. 23 Jan 1725 or 1726, d. 21 Aug 1806

Margaret (Lowe) Low (F)
b. 4 August 1703
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     Her married name was Gidding. Margaret (Lowe) Low was born on 4 August 1703 at Chebacco, Ipswich, Massachusetts, USA. She was the daughter of Jonathan (Lowe) Low and Mary UNKNOWN. Margaret (Lowe) Low married Job Gidding on 1 January 1723 or 1724 at Ipswich, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA.

Child of Margaret (Lowe) Low and Job Gidding
Sarah Giddings+ b. 23 Jan 1725 or 1726, d. 21 Aug 1806

Jonathan (Lowe) Low (M)

Child of Jonathan (Lowe) Low and Mary UNKNOWN
Margaret (Lowe) Low+ b. 4 Aug 1703

Mary UNKNOWN (F)

Child of Mary UNKNOWN and Jonathan (Lowe) Low
Margaret (Lowe) Low+ b. 4 Aug 1703

Benjamin Barteaux (M)
b. 9 June 1832, d. 1910

     Benjamin Barteaux 1881 Canada Census for Middleton Corner, Annapolis County, Nova Scotia:
Benjamin BARTEAUX M Male English 48 Nova Scotia Fisherman Baptist
Sarah BARTEAUX M Female English 47 Nova Scotia Baptist
Susan BARTEAUX Female English 23 Nova Scotia Baptist
Precilla BARTEAUX Female English 19 Nova Scotia Baptist
Jane A BARTEAUX Female English 16 Nova Scotia Baptist
Ada BARTEAUX Female English 13 Nova Scotia Baptist
Benjamin BARTEAUX Male English 9 Nova Scotia Baptist
Jessie BARTEAUX Female English 6 Nova Scotia Baptist
Olive BARTEAUX Female English 4 Nova Scotia Baptist

1901 Canada Census for Port George, Annapolis Co, NS:
11 4 122 Barteaux Ben L M Head M Jun 9 1832 68
11 5 122 Barteaux Sarah F Wife M Jul 28 1833 67
11 6 122 Barteaux Ben Jr. M Son S Aug 6 1872 28. He was born on 9 June 1832 at Nova Scotia, Canada. He married Sarah Parks on 12 June 1856 at Wilmot, Annapolis County, Nova Scotia, Canada. Benjamin Barteaux died in 1910 at Wilmot, Annapolis County, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Child of Benjamin Barteaux and Sarah Parks
Ada (Parto\Barto) Barteaux+ b. Jan 1867

Sarah Parks (F)
b. 28 July 1833, d. 1915

     Her married name was Barteaux. Sarah Parks was born on 28 July 1833 at Nova Scotia, Canada. She married Benjamin Barteaux on 12 June 1856 at Wilmot, Annapolis County, Nova Scotia, Canada. Sarah Parks died in 1915 at Wilmot, Annapolis County, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Child of Sarah Parks and Benjamin Barteaux
Ada (Parto\Barto) Barteaux+ b. Jan 1867

D. B. Kenney (M)

     D. B. Kenney married Mary Elizabeth Lent, daughter of Francis (Franklin) B. Lent and Alva E. Coggins, in 1910.

George Albert (aka G. Albert) Jones (M)
b. 22 February 1886, d. before 1949
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     George Albert (aka G. Albert) Jones A George Albert Jones, b. 22-Feb-1886, Concord, MA, s/o Arthur H. and Martha O. Sargent, b. Concord and Littleton, respectively.

Married 16-Sep-1910 as G. Albert Jones, at Carlisle, MA, to Elsie M. Fiske. He was 24, she was 22, first marriage for both. He was b. Concord, she was OF Carlisle, but born in Billerica.

His father listed as Arthur C. H. Jones, mother as 'Mattie' O. Sargent
Her father listed as John L. Fiske, mother as Cora A. Chase

Married by Charles H. Ellis, Chelmsford, Minister of the Gospel.

1930 US Census for Chelmsford, Middlesex County, MA:

JONES:
G. Albert, head, 44, M-24, MA, MA, MA, cattle dealer
Elsie M., wife, 42, M-22, MA, MA, MA, none
Arthur C., son, 16, MA, MA, MA, laborer - dairy farm
Rachael E., dau, 18, MA, MA, MA, none
Grace M., dau, 14, MA, MA, MA, none

ditto in 1920, Grace listed as 4y1m, G. Albert was some sort of metal worker or machinist.

In 1919, George and Elsie listed as having a house on Bridge Street in Chelmsford. His occupation then was 'farm hand'.
In a 1931 Directory for Chelmsford, MA, G. Albert and Elsie M. listed as 'livestock' on Hall Road, with residence the same. (I'd gather that meant they raised lifestock for a livelihood. This makes sense, given his occupation as 'cattle dealer'.
Believe G. Albert died before 1949, as by that directory, Elsie listed simply 'Elsie, Mrs.' housekeeper at 39 Chelmsford Street in Chelmsford.
In 1917/18, worked for the Boston & Maine Railroad. He was born on 22 February 1886 at Concord, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA. He was the son of Arthur C. H. Jones and Martha 'Mattie' O. Sargent. George Albert (aka G. Albert) Jones married Elsie Mabel (Fiske) Fisk, daughter of John Leon (Fiske) Fisk and Cora A. Chase, on 16 September 1910 at Carlisle, Massachusetts, USA. George Albert (aka G. Albert) Jones died before 1949 at Massachusetts, USA.

Children of George Albert (aka G. Albert) Jones and Elsie Mabel (Fiske) Fisk
Rachael E. Jones (living)
Arthur C. (or Charles Arthur) Jones+ b. 8 Nov 1913, d. 26 Dec 1992
Grace M. Jones (living)

Elsie Mabel (Fiske) Fisk (F)
b. 14 November 1887, d. 26 September 1972
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     Her married name was Jones. Elsie Mabel (Fiske) Fisk Name: Elsie Jones
SSN: 012-32-2021
Last Residence: 01824 Chelmsford, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States of America
Born: 14 Nov 1887
Died: Sep 1972
State (Year) SSN issued: Massachusetts (1957-1959 )

Name: Elsie M Jones
Certificate: 038725
Death Place: Lowell
Death Date: 26 Sep 1972
Birth Place: Massachusetts. She was born on 14 November 1887 at Billerica, Massachusetts, USA. She was the daughter of John Leon (Fiske) Fisk and Cora A. Chase. Elsie Mabel (Fiske) Fisk married George Albert (aka G. Albert) Jones, son of Arthur C. H. Jones and Martha 'Mattie' O. Sargent, on 16 September 1910 at Carlisle, Massachusetts, USA. Elsie Mabel (Fiske) Fisk died on 26 September 1972 at Lowell, Massachusetts, USA, at age 84.

Children of Elsie Mabel (Fiske) Fisk and George Albert (aka G. Albert) Jones
Rachael E. Jones (living)
Arthur C. (or Charles Arthur) Jones+ b. 8 Nov 1913, d. 26 Dec 1992
Grace M. Jones (living)

Glorianna Purdy (F)
b. circa 1747, d. 16 March 1815
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     Her married name was Betts. Glorianna Purdy The listing of Azor and Glorianna's children is compiled from various researchers, and is by no means a complete or deemed wholly accurate listing. SOME of these children may have, indeed, been born to other Betts parents, but these seem to be the most agreed upon amongst several who have spent far more time researching this family than I have. She was born circa 1747 at Westchester County, New York, USA. She was the daughter of Gabriel Purdy and Bethia Miller. Glorianna Purdy married Azor Betts, son of Nathan Betts and Mary Belden, in 1764 at Westchester County, New York, USA. Glorianna Purdy died on 16 March 1815 at St John County, New Brunswick, Canada.

Children of Glorianna Purdy and Azor Betts
Samuel Betts b. c 1765
Elizabeth Betts b. 1767, d. 1843
Sarah Betts b. 1768, d. 1843
Charlotte Betts b. 1770, d. c 1838
Hiram Betts+ b. 4 Mar 1773, d. 10 Jun 1850
Gabriel Purdy Betts b. 1775, d. 1775
James Oliver Betts b. 1778, d. 30 Jan 1842
Bethiah Betts b. 1781, d. 26 Aug 1848
Lewis St. John Betts b. 1784
Solomon Betts b. 1786, d. 1786
Jane G. Betts b. c 1790
Fanny Matilda Betts b. c 1792

Azor Betts (M)
b. 13 September 1740, d. September 1809
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     Azor Betts Excerpt from book by Mary Jane Galer:

Dr. Azor Betts was thirty five years old when the Revolutionary War began in 1775 and was an established Doctor in New York. He had married Gloriana Purdy, daughter of a wealthy farmer, in 1764 and by the time the fighting began they had four children - Elizabeth, Sarah, Charlotte and Hiram, to protect and care for.

He was a pioneer in trying to control smallpox through inoculation and was arrested and jailed twice in 1776 for inoculating Continental Officers for smallpox. The disease was known to kill more of the troops than bullets.

Although the Betts suffered many hardships during the eight years of war, the hardest fight for survival was still ahead of them. On May 18, 1783, they were in the Spring Fleet that sailed into the Harbour at Saint John. Their six children ranged in age from sixteen to two years old.

By 1796 the family had moved to Kingston, Kings County and Dr. Azor Betts practiced medicine there. He opened the first type of isolation hospital, when he isolated smallpox victims in outbuildings. In 1802, five years after Edward Jenner developed a vaccine for smallpox, Dr. Azor offered his services free to vaccinate all citizens in Kings County.

Life in this wilderness was difficult. Gloriana had been taken from comfortable surroundings and servants and had to cook with heavy iron utensils, using a fireplace as well as make candles, soap and the clothes for her family. Raising a family under these conditions was not easy for her.

On September 14, 1809, just one day after his sixty ninth birthday, Azor died of consumption in Digby, Nova Scotia and is buried there beside his daughter Elizabeth Wright, in the churchyard of Trinity Anglican Church.

Gloriana came to Saint John and lived with her son James until her death at the age of 69 on March 16, 1815 and is buried in the Loyalist Burial Ground.

The 116 page well documented book ‘Dr. Azor and Gloriana Purdy Betts' - Loyalists and Hearty Pioneers, written by their great-great-great grand daughter Mary Jane Galer, gives us an intimate look into their lives as Loyalists during the Revolutionary War and the hardships they endured physically and financially after their arrival to the Saint John area as well as the story of the lives of their descendants.

Mary Jane Galer became an orphan at the age of six and went to live with her mother's relatives. As the years passed, she felt a need to find information on her heritage to leave as a legacy to her descendants, thus evolved the book

The author placed herself in the shoes of Azor Betts and his family and has portrayed the conditions under which they lived before, during and after the Revolutionary War.

To order this book contact Mary Jane Galer at 7236 Lullwater Rd., Columbus, GA., USA, 31904. USA. The price is $18.00 US. E-mail to mjgaler@galer.net.

Interestingly, many BETTS connections to Digby are thence connected to Azor, where in reality, chances are better they were descendants of Hiram, who lived most of his life in and around Digby Co, NS. He was born on 13 September 1740 at Norwalk, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA. He was the son of Nathan Betts and Mary Belden. Azor Betts married Glorianna Purdy, daughter of Gabriel Purdy and Bethia Miller, in 1764 at Westchester County, New York, USA. Azor Betts died in September 1809 at Digby, Digby County, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Children of Azor Betts and Glorianna Purdy
Samuel Betts b. c 1765
Elizabeth Betts b. 1767, d. 1843
Sarah Betts b. 1768, d. 1843
Charlotte Betts b. 1770, d. c 1838
Hiram Betts+ b. 4 Mar 1773, d. 10 Jun 1850
Gabriel Purdy Betts b. 1775, d. 1775
James Oliver Betts b. 1778, d. 30 Jan 1842
Bethiah Betts b. 1781, d. 26 Aug 1848
Lewis St. John Betts b. 1784
Solomon Betts b. 1786, d. 1786
Jane G. Betts b. c 1790
Fanny Matilda Betts b. c 1792

Nathan Betts (M)
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     Nathan Betts is the son of Samuel Betts.

Child of Nathan Betts and Mary Belden
Azor Betts+ b. 13 Sep 1740, d. Sep 1809

Mary Belden (F)

Child of Mary Belden and Nathan Betts
Azor Betts+ b. 13 Sep 1740, d. Sep 1809

Samuel Betts (M)
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     Samuel Betts is the son of Thomas Betts.

Child of Samuel Betts
Nathan Betts+ (living)

Thomas Betts (M)
b. 1615

     Thomas Betts was born in 1615 at West Peckham, Kent, England.

Children of Thomas Betts
Samuel Betts+ (living)
John Betts+ b. 1650

John Betts (M)
b. 1650
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     John Betts was born in 1650 at Guilford, New Haven County, Connecticut, USA. He was the son of Thomas Betts.

Child of John Betts
John Betts+ b. 1692

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