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Re: looking past obadiah

Posted: 17 Nov 2012 9:01AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Saunders
GENEALOGY Saunders
Prologue: The following information re the Saunders genealogy was researched by Margaret Louise Saunders (Q'Connell) who applied and was accepted into the Society of Mayflower Descendants, Another source was the Saunders family bible as well as the World Encyclopedia which furnished the birth and death dates of John Alden and Priscilla Mullens Alden.
John Alden (born 1599; died 1687) married Priscilla Mullens (born? 1602; died? 1685) probably in 1822. They had 11 children. Moved to Duxbury 1632.
Ruth Alden, daughter, married John Bass, No date noted.

Joseph Bass (born Braintree, MA 12/5/1665; died Boston, MA 11/22/1733) married Mary Belcher (born Braintree, MA 9/8/1668; died Braintree, MA 11/2/1707) married in Braintree, MA 6/5/1888.

Joseph Bass (born Dorchester, MA 7/5/1692; died Dorchester, MA 1/9/1752) married Elizabeth Breok (born Dorchester, HA 4/30/1700; died Dorchester, MA 6/21/1751) married in Dorchester, MA on 9/14/1715

Joseph Bass (born Dorchester, MA 9/29/1723; died Dorchester, MA 1/23/1793) married Lydia Searle (born Dorchester, KA 2/12/1723; died Dorchester, MA 12/1788) married in Dorchester, MA 3/8/1747.

Alden Bass (born Dorchester, MA 6/12/1750; died Canaan, Nova Scotia 1826) married Christina Burns (born Canaan, Nova Scotia 1/30/1754; died Torbrook, N.S. 1/20/1828) married in Canaan, Nova Scotia 11/12/1776.

Lydia Bass (born Torbrook, H.S. 1777; died So Farmington, N.S 5/25/1852.) married William Rhodes (born probably PA 1781; died Aylesford, U.S. 1825) married in Wilmot, N.S. 1799.

Catherine Rhodes (born Wilmot, N.S.3/2/1799; died Springfield, N.S. 3/16/1887) married Obadiah Saunders (born Aylesford, N.S 1797; died Springfield, N.S.3/21/1872.) married in Aylesford, S.S. 1/11/1821. Buried in Baptist Church Yard in Springfield, Nova Scotia.

Note; Catherine Rhodes' mother was Lydia Bass who married William Rhodes (see above) ~ hence the connection on the
Maternal side to the Mayflower descendants.

There Children:
Mary born 1/21/1822; married 10/7/1863
William born 7/331/1823; drowned 5/2/1853
Lydia born Aug. 1825; married 9/8/1863
Salome born 10/16/1827; married 8/or 9/1868
Sidney born 11/2/ 1829; married 12/9/1853.
Matilda born 9/1/1831; married 10/26/1861
Caroline born 1/18/1833; married 4/28/1855
Zenas born 5/31/1835; married 10/8/1814
Helen born 8/12/1837;
Eliza born 4/2/1839
Sarah Jane born 4/10/1843
Obadiah Belmont born 5/9/1844; married twice. #1 Caroline Atkins; son Claude; #2 Margaret Ann Lloyd 3/5/1876 in Framingham, MA. He died 1/9/1904, Quincy, MA. Margaret born 12/8/1853;died 5/22/1921 at age 67, in Quincy,MA.
Total 12 children!
Note in family bible by Obadiah Belmont Saunders - he put himself down as "the last but not the least by a considerable."
Children of Obadiah Belmont Saunders and Margaret Ann Lloyd Saunders:
Vincent Clyde Saunders, born 4/15/1880; died 1929 married Dora Needham 10/17/1906. She was born 8/3/1883; died 1970. 5 children: Dorothy, born 7/18/09, Marjorie ,born 7/25/11, Orrin B. born 8/28/15,Vernon Carl, born 6/23/22 A baby died at 9 months-1920.
Macey Vance Saunders, born 1881, So. Framingham, died in Weymouth, MA 7/21/1932 married Effie Catherine MacMillen Walker in Quincy, MA 11/14/1906. Died Quincy, MA 6/1/68. Child? More: Margaret Louise Saunders born 12/3/1909; died this is the Margaret that was instrumental in gathering all the information for the Saunders genealogy.
Carrie - no info. Knew her daughter Marie who married a Harold Page. Son was killed during World War II. 2 other children Jean and David.
Jenny Saunders Douglass, 4 children - Lloyd, Clyde, Helen, Robert.
Children of Obadiah Belmont and Margaret Lloyd Saunders (cont).
A daughter Helen died at age 17.
Children of Obadiah Belmont and Margaret Lloyd Saunders (cont).
A daughter Helen died at age 17.
Mildred Louise Saunders born in So. Framingham 11/13/1887; died 12/9/27 in Conn. married Joseph Anthony Carroll circa 1914 in No. Quincy, MA, Sacred Heart Church. He was born 8/5/1882 in E. Bridgewater, MA. They had 8 children: Margaret, Joseph, Patricia, Maurice, Rita, Shirley, Elaine, Lloyd. (See Carroll genealogy for more in depth information re children). Joseph died in Braintree, MA on 2/5/1934.
The following information came from the research Margaret Saunders O'Connell did on the Saunders genealogy.

The Saunders genealogy on the paternal side goes like this:
James Saunders, born 1643, Ipswich-Haverhill, married (1)
Sarah Page, (2) Hannah Tewksbury.
Henry Saunders, born 1688, Haverhill-Salem, N.H. married Mary Mitchell.
Timothy Saunders, born 1720, married Judith Rowell.
Timothy Saunders, born 1751, Salem N.H. - Nova Scotia married Martha Neilly.
Obadiah Saunders, born 1797, Nova Scotia married Catherine
Rhodes.
Obadiah Belmont Saunders, born 1844, Nova Scotia married (1)
Caroline Atkins; (2)'Margaret Ann Lloyd.

Margaret O'Connell mentions in her notes that she would like to make another trip to Haverhill and Salem, N.H. as she is "stuck11 on a James Saunders of Haverhill, born 1843. She wondered who his parents were and only knew that he was a servant in Ipswich when he was a young boy. His home, now a horse farm, is still standing in Haverhill

Dorothy Starrett writes that when her mother (Auntie Do) and husband Clyde visited in Nova Scotia in 1907 they called on two old lady aunts who lived "up on the mountain." One of them smoked a pipe which made quite an impression on her mother.
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