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Heather Wilkinson Rojo's Blog – September 2009 Archive (2)

Buried at a Mall?

Buried at a Mall?

Robert Wilson, 3rd died in 1797 in what was then part of Danvers, Massachusetts, at a farm which no longer exists, and the family plot is now located in Peabody, behind the Kappy’s Liquor Store. The Wilson family wouldn’t recognize this land. Where the farm stood is now the cloverleaf intersection of routes 114 and 128, and the North Shore Mall.

Robert Wilson served in the Revolutionary War as… Continue

Added by Heather Wilkinson Rojo on September 23, 2009 at 6:07pm — No Comments

George Emerson, Forty Niner

A photo, early 1950's, of Carrie (Batchelder) Allen wearing the gold nugget, surrounded by her descendants

George Emerson’s parents were from New Hampshire, raised in Milford and removing to South Boston, Massachusetts sometime soon after their marriage in 1810. George was born in 1817, and married Mary Esther Younger in 1845. He was listed as a “boot and shoe worker.” This young family had two babies by the time gold was found in… Continue

Added by Heather Wilkinson Rojo on September 2, 2009 at 10:56am — No Comments




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