thank you for all your help, this is definately interesting. Now that you mentioned salem/danvers mass do you know when the witch trials were and if there was any family involvement? Do you know what ann (wife of thomas flint) maiden name was? I never imagined my family history went back this far without leaving the united states yet. thank you. also do you know where the connecticut corners cemetary is in braintree? there is a memorial that was erected by the family of william flint, it is on the land of stanley chamberlain. I found this out by looking through a copy of History of braintree the second edition. the book says that the family of william Flint were supposed to care for this memorial I would like to visit it if it is still in existence.