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Heather Wilkinson Rojo's Blog – October 2010 Archive (4)

James Wilson- America’s first Globe Maker



James Wilson was born in Londonderry, New Hampshire on March 15, 1765. His father was a farmer, and James was an apprentice to a blacksmith. He had little formal education. In 1796 he…

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Added by Heather Wilkinson Rojo on October 25, 2010 at 7:25am — No Comments

Body Snatchers 1819

An early Halloween Story.....

In the spring of 1819 the residents of Ipswich’s Chebacco Parish (now the town of Essex) saw lantern light in the graveyard at night. Soon they discovered that the graves had been disturbed, and several families discovered that their relative’s graves were empty. Eight graves, going back to…

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Added by Heather Wilkinson Rojo on October 15, 2010 at 7:53pm — 3 Comments

The “Joe Gill Allen House” in Essex, Massachusetts



News Clipping from the Salem Evening News, June 3, 1938 (a Massachusetts Newspaper).

Old houses in Essex Of…

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Added by Heather Wilkinson Rojo on October 10, 2010 at 4:49pm — No Comments

Letter to Eunice, 1929



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Added by Heather Wilkinson Rojo on October 4, 2010 at 9:21am — No Comments

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