Friday, February 13, 2009
Because of my posting entitled, "The Dangers of Historical Books", Randy Seaver blogged about it as one of his top reads of the week! It caught the eye of a researcher in Illinois who emailed me about there being a town in his county named Stonington after the town of my ancestors who moved there from Stonington, CT. (Wow!)
Stonington and North Stonington CT folk moved around a lot, this we know, as many moved to New York.
Here's the thing..., as the obsessive detective Monk would say, it seems there was a man named Noyes Ladd who lived in that county after being born in CT. I was stunned!
Just two weeks ago I took photos of gravestones in a Stanton plot of the family of a Noyes Ladd. His wife was Harriet, whose mother was Thankful6 Stanton (William5, Joseph4, Joseph3, John2, Thomas1). This is why this family named Ladd is in the same plot with Stantons.
I found references to this family (besides the Stanton genealogy) in the Barbour Index of Vital records and I found a person's tree at Ancestry. That tree tells me that this man had a son named Noyes who lived in that very county in IL and is buried there. What an amazing coincidence?
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