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Replies: 18
Posted: 2 Jun 2010 1:26PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 15 Jul 2013 10:14PM GMT
Hi Rohn,

Glad to hear from you. Abner Dassance settled in Newfield, NY in 1816 when he left Shrewsbury, VT in the year of the great freeze in Vermont. My ancestor, Martin (III), was Abner's brother. If you are interested in joining the General Society of Mayflower Descendants, just email me privately at Ancestry. I'll be happy to let you know my member number so you can hook into the lineage I've proven. Of course, you'd have to get back to Abner (he is named in his father's will and I have a copy if you need it to prove their relationship). There was also a sister named Hannah. The Shrewsbury history discusses another sister named Mary but this is erroneous - Mary was the widow of Martin II's brother, Jesse Dassance, and she owned land in the area.
Holland is the son of Martin III.

My grandmother was born in Shrewsbury and a photo of the house is in the Shrewsbury book you mention. Her father inherited it from Rebecca Dawson Waterman, also a sibling of Holland and child of Martin III.
As for the press gang story - it has been repeated over many years and I haven't been able to ascertain the truth of it.

Anyway, if you need any info, just let me know.

Jennifer Mitten
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MichelleAmsbu... 16 Jan 2000 12:00PM GMT 
ladevese 28 Jul 2000 12:00PM GMT 
Carol Dassance Lorenson 18 Apr 2001 12:00PM GMT 
Vincent LADEVESE-DASSANCE 8 Jun 2001 12:00PM GMT 
Vincent Ladevèse-Dassance 13 Sep 2001 9:02PM GMT 
68lowroad 29 May 2010 6:18PM GMT 
Jennifer Mitt... 2 Jun 2010 7:26PM GMT 
Irishdee46 6 Nov 2010 6:54AM GMT 
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