I would like help finding the parents of Rufus Messenger that was from the area CT. or Mass. or Nova Scotia area, these Messenger's are all related. I am lookingfor Rufus Messenger that was married to Rosanna(H) Goddard the daughter of Nathan Goddard and Rosannah Hayes. Rufus married Rosanna in 1798, Granby,Hartford,CT. but no Known information at the Salmon Brook Historical Soc.The family line maybe From Nova Scotia,CA. or VA. or VT. the lines are link to Hayes,Holcombe,Dibble,Wakefield, Goddard, Gossard, Gozzard. Please share.
Rufus and his wife moved some after the death of father.
Rufus Sr. died 1835 in Brighton, Monroe County, New York
he was the pathmaster of Brighton and Welfare officer of the town. The families lived in First in Pittsford, New York later, Parma, Rochester, Brighton, Monroe County, New York
Rufus Messenger Sr.and Rosannah(Goddard)Messenger children were:
1) Rufus Milo Messenger Married to Eliza(Elizabeth Ann Barnes daughter of Timothy Barnes)
2)Warren Messenger Married to Jane Noble of Brighton
3)Lavinia Messenger Married to Jonathan Gale of Rochester
4)Anna Messenger married Jacob Shaffer of Rochester
5)Fanny Messenger married Lucius Judson of Michigan
6)Nancy Messenger married ?Unknown of Brighton
7)Harriet Messenger married Silas Darrow of Rochester
8)Philinda Messenger married John Neale of Rochester
listed in Tree Talk Vol. 6. NO.2. June 1966 Monroe County Page 14 Abstracts of Wills from Surrogate's office Monroe County Courthouse If you are cousins please share!