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Here’s Your Sign #1 ~ Stockbridge Grist Mill

For many years I have been collecting photos of and information about the various signs that have been placed in honor of some of my ancestors. These signs are a glimpse into some event and/or place where they lived. Some of the signs are small like a placard with a few poignant words, some are large and they go into great detail, and then there are those that are somewhere in between. Each one gives added life to those ancestors.

Stockbridge Grist Mill sign

 

 

John Stockbridge Jr my 9x Great Grandfather, was born in 1608 in Rayleigh, Essexshire, England.  He, his wife Anne and son Charles immigrated to New England in July 1635 aboard the ship “Blessing”. In 1636 he purchased part of a Grist Mill in Scituate Massachusetts and it was the first water-driven Mill in the area. The Stockbridge family along with the co-owners the Clapp family, owned and operated the mill up until 1922. The Mill was made famous in 1817 by a poem written by Samuel Woodworth called “The Old Oaken Bucket”. John died on August 13, 1657, in Boston, Massachusetts.

 

I am a professional genealogist, writer, photographer, wife, mother, and grandma. I have two books available on Amazon.com: Your Family History: Doing It Right the First Time and Planning Your Genealogy Research Trip. You can also connect with me via Facebook or Twitter.

 

 

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Thursday at the Cemetery ~ Stockbridge Cemetery, Newell, Plymouth Co., MA

John Stockbridge hspic TATCThe Stockbridge Cemetery is named for John Stockbridge a renowned member of the city of Scituate, Massachusetts. There are 49 graves in this cemetery with 27 of them being from the Stockbridge family. John, my 9x Great Grandfather, was the first person buried here in 1657. His 3rd and final wife Mary Broughton Stockbridge was buried next to him in 1685. In 1849 South Scituate changed its name to Newell. This town, no matter what the name, has always been a small one. As you can see in the photo of the cemetery the grounds are lined with a low stone wall and you are able to tell the size of it.

Stockbridge Cemetery Norwell Plymouth Co. MA 2

John was born in England in1608. He sailed to New England along with his first wife Ann and one-year-old son Charles on “The Blessing”, arriving in 1635. They settled in the town of Scituate and he is listed as being a Wheelwright. He had a very interesting life here that I plan on writing about at a later time.

 

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I am a professional genealogist, writer, photographer, wife, mother, and grandma. I have two books available on Amazon.com: Your Family History: Doing It Right the First Time and Planning Your Genealogy Research Trip. You can also connect with me via Facebook or Twitter.

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