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* Edward Gerrish Mair Genealogy Page*

Updated March 17, 2006

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The "Tree" Reports use ahnentafel numbers. The primary individual in my main family history tree is my daughter Alexandra George Mair who is number (1) A person's father's number is twice that of the person so I am Ed Mair (2), my father is George Fisk Mair (4), my grandfather is George Mair (8) and so on. A wife has the number of her husband + 1. Evelyn Thurber Mair (9) is my grandmother. I have keyed photo descriptions to these ahnentafel numbers.

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I am working on all four of my grandparents' family histories. They are George Mair (8) born in Scotland, Evelyn Thurber (9) born in New Jersey, Granville Baum (10) born in Virginia, and Katherine Conover (11) born in New Jersey.

One special interest I have is the Gerrish Family. I have five lines of descent from William Gerrish (4672) who settled in Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts in 1639.

My great great great grandmother Mary Bartlett Gerrish Thurber Wood sits at the center of my family web.

Mary Bartlett Gerrish was born March 24, 1815 in Boscawen, NH, and died June 3, 1884 in W. Lebanon, NH. She married first Jefferson Gage Thurber (72) Mar. 6, 1834 in Monroe, MI, After his death she returned to New Hampshire and married second Samuel Wood (74) Sept. 05, 1871 in W. Lebanon, NH.

Mary's parents were first cousins.

- Mary's Gerrish lineage through her father Thomas (146) is Henry (292), Stephen (584), Joseph (1168), Moses (2336), William (4672).

- Mary's lineage through her mother Betsey (147) is Joseph (294), Stephen (588), Joseph (1176), Moses (2352), and William (4704).

- Samuel Wood (74) is the son of Joseph Wood (148), the centenarian (1759-1859) - see picture below. Samuel Wood's mother was Sarah Gerrish (149). Sarah's lineage through her father Henry (298) is Stephen (596), Joseph (1192), Moses (2384), William (4768).

- Samuel Wood's first wife was Lydia Gerrish (145). Lydia's Gerrish lineage through her father Issac (290) is Enoch (580), Stephen (1160), Joseph (2320), Moses (4640), William (9280).

Samuel Wood's daughter by Lydia Gerrish was Sarah Augusta Wood (37).

Rev. Edward Gerrish Thurber (36) is the son of Mary Bartlett Gerrish (73) and Jefferson Gage Thurber (72). He married his step father's daughter, Sarah Augusta Wood (37). They are my great great grandparents. - see pictures below

Samuel Wood, Mary Bartlett Gerrish, Lydia Gerrish, Rev. Edward Gerrish Thurber, Sarah Augusta Wood, Joseph Wood, and Sarag Gerrish are all buried near each other in the West Lebanon, NH cemetery.

Rev. Thurber (36)was the minister of the American Church in Paris, France where my great grandmother Bertha Fisk (19) met my great grandfather Dr. Samuel Wood Thurber (18) - see pictures below.

Mary Bartlett Gerrish's relatives include several U S Presidents, Judge Samuel Sewell, Rev. John Hale, Dr. Josiah Bartlett, Nathan Hale, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, John Greenleaf Whittier, Louisa May Alcott, Tennesee Williams, and Ralph Waldo Emerson. Please see Presidents & Poets, and Witches & Judges files below.

To see royal descents please select Anjou, Geofrey Plantagent Count in either the My Family History Index or using F in the My Family History InterneTree. Lydia Gerrish's possible royal descent is also traced in the Kings & Nobility file below.

I am indebted to earlier family historians for much of what I have learned. These fine cousins include Ruth Bartlett Albert, Sandra Clunies, Kathryn Davitt, Florence Gargaro, Elizabeth Baum Hanbury, Frances G. McEvoy, Joanne E. Martin, and Bill O'N

Edward Gerrish Mair
8 Columbia Way
Newbury, MA 01951
United States
Fax: 781-581-5320

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  • Possible Royal Descents (1 KB)
    Royal descent through Henry Sewell proven in NEHGR 2004. Royal Descent through Abraham Perkins of Hampton, NH. is possible
  • Presidents & Poets (4 KB)
    Kinship with Presidents & Poets with reference to common ancestors.
  • Witches & Judges (2 KB)
    Kinship with a cast of characters from the Salem Witch Hysteria.

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