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Gross family members from Massachusettes to Virginia and Kentucky

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Re: Gross family members from Massachusettes to Virginia and Kentucky

Posted: 16 Oct 2010 5:50PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Shaw, Gross, Carter, Brown, Davis, Robertson
I have an Isaac Gross born 19 Nov 1585 in Kelsagh, Suffolk, England and died May 1649 in Boston, Massachusetts. My notes say: Came to Boston frm Cornwall.Adm. 1st Church,Boston,17Apr 1636. In 1635 listed as "alotment of 50acres. 1636 rcd grant of land at Muddy River. He was disaimed 20 Nov 1637 & dismissed 6Jan 1638. Went to NH & became leading figure. Was 1st Ruler & undoubtedly qualified himself by taking Elder's Oath. Retd Boston & had lg estate on the present Federal Hill, State St. & North End. Had title of "Mr" denoting a man of consequence. Left one of largest estates of his time. Will, proved in Boston 5 June 1649. Son Edmund executor.

Nathaniel Philbrick in "Mayflower" wrote: "Up until 1630, Plymouth was the only significant English settlement in the region. That year, an armada of seventeen ships arrived off the New England coast. In a matter of months, approximately a thousand English men, women, and children -- more than three times the entire population of Plymouth -- had been delivered to the vicinity of Boston." In his endnotes he credits his information on "the great migration to David Hackett Fischer's "Albion's Seed: Four British Folkways in America" and Karen Kupperman's "Settling with the Indians".

His son, Edmund Gross was born 16 May 1613 in “England” and died 3 May 1655 in Boston. My notes say: Proprietor in Boston as early as 1639; admitted to Boston Church 22 March 1645 with wife. His will proved 3 May 1665 he had 8 children born in Boston. Found Vo l4, Sec V, III, pg 210, N.E His Vol II. Seafaring Man/Property Owner

My line is through his brother, Clement Gross, born 18 Feb 1616 in “England” and died after 1691 in Boston, Suffolk, Mass. My notes say: came to colonies with father before 1635, settled in Boston & still living in 10 Oct 1683. 1685 licensed Inn-holder and renewed every yr up to & including 1678.

My line continues as they moved to Cortland, Marathon County, New York to Elmira, Stark County, Illinois, and Burden, Cowley County, Kansas and then to Texas.


SubjectAuthorDate Posted
TGross55 14 Aug 2010 8:24PM GMT 
mikeshawmikes... 16 Oct 2010 11:50PM GMT 
TGross55 18 Oct 2010 7:01PM GMT 
jbright1941 18 Oct 2010 10:15PM GMT 
TGross55 19 Oct 2010 3:51PM GMT 
cabobgro 23 Oct 2010 12:27AM GMT 
jbright1941 23 Oct 2010 1:31PM GMT 
TGross55 26 Oct 2010 2:09AM GMT 
TGross55 26 Oct 2010 2:13AM GMT 
cabobgro 30 Dec 2010 2:07AM GMT 
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