New England Genealogist: Surname Saturday Obadiah Bean & Anne "Nancy" Hoyt Of Poplin/Fremont, NH & Lowell, MA
Obadiah Bean, my 4x Great Grandfather, was born about 1779 - 1781 in Brentwood, NH, son of Levi Bean & Patience Gove. He married Anna "Nancy" Hoyt , daughter of John Hoyt & Dorothy Glidden on March 22 1806 in Chester, NH (NHVR). "Nancy" was born on May 13 1784 at Poplin, NH (NHVR) She was baptized on 4 July 1784 at Chester, NH, according to A Genealogical History of the Hoyt, Haight, and Hight Families by David Webster Hoyt, or at the Fremont Church in Fremont, NH on the same day according to Bernie Bean The Life & Family of John Bean of Exeter and his Cousins.
Obadiah Bean is found in the administration papers for his father Levi Bean in 1797 #6295 & the corresponding complaint filed by his brother Levi Bean of Deerfield in 1809 at the NH State Archives. Levi's complaint states that the Administrator, Richard Bean has still not completed the administration of the estate for his father Levi Bean of Brentwood. (Richard being the brother of Levi Sr.) More will be included about this next week, but with in that file there are two documents signed by Obadiah & Jeremiah Bean. One is a document from Oct 8 1811 stating that in order to pay the final debts of the estate the land in Kingston set off to the widow (Betty Bean) needs to be sold. At the bottom of this document it reads: "We the subscribers heirs to the said estate request that above said petition may be granted - signed by Obadiah Bean & Jeremiah Bean; granted by Nath'l Rogers. This is the land Obadiah purchased on Deed 196 418
The following Rockingham County Deeds involve Obediah Bean Sr or his wife Nancy:
1807 181-377, John Hoit of Poplin, Husbandman & Hannah my wife, 8.00, to Obadiah Bean of
Poplin, Trader, 2/3 right in land of John Hoit, father, deceased.
1808 Isaac Hunkins 181-378 40 acres of land in Poplin, to Obadiah, Trader,
1810 Jonathan Beedy 194-466 to Obadiah, cooper, 2 acres Poplin
1811 Richard Bean Jr 197 110 – from Richard Jr to Obadiah for a Nail shop in Brentwood that Richard Jr built "on the land of Betty Hanson which was set off to her by order of court as a dower as Levi Bean's widow on the southside of the road opposite the dwelling house the said Levi lived in in his lifetime." 1812 Levi Bean Estate/Richard Bean 196-418– Sale: Estate Feb 18 1812 196-418 to Obadiah Bean from Richard Bean of Brentwood, Husbandman, Admin of the estate of Levi Bean late of Brentwood dec'd interstate; 139.00 pd by Obadiah Bean of Brentwood, all the right sd Levi Bean had at the time of his decease in a certain piece of land lying in Brentwood which was set off to Betty Bean for her dower or thirds of the estate of her late husband Levi Bean aforesaid deceased ; also another piece of land in Kingston which the said Levi Bean bought of Eben'r Chase (deed not found), Obediah being the highest bidder on Nov 28 1811 at Asa Woods in Poplin.
Feb 12 1833 268-153 Nancy Bean of Lowell, MA, widow, 100.00, pd by my son Obediah Bean of Hawke, 2 pieces of land in Poplin, 1st pc 30 acres bounded by the road leading from the house on the premises here by conveyed to Cavil? Mill so called ; land improved by Elisha Poor, Elisha Scribner, road leading to the Rocks bridge so called the above premise now occupied by Isaac Hunkins, and the other pc 20 ac , bounded by rd leading to Chester; Nathaniel Brown, James Bean, assigned to Dorothy Hunkins wife of said Hunkins, late the wife of John Hoit, religuish dower in said Hoit’s realestate & my right to said premises is derived from , “John Hoit, he being my father.”
1807 179-481 Obadiah Bean of Poplin, trader & Nancy his wife to Abel Brown 8 ac in Poplin
1808 188-5 Obadiah Bean of Poplin, trader to Isaac Hunkins
1809 187-334 Obadiah Bean of Poplin, Trader to Theodore Loverin
1812 196-292 Obadiah Bean of Brentwood, cooper, land in Poplin
1812 199-298 Obadiah Bean of Brentwood Husbandman to Nath’l chase
1813 202-101 Obadiah Bean of Brentwood, cooper, to Moses Beede
1814 203-388 Obadiah Bean of Brentwood, yeoman, to David Bartlett
1824 243-163 Obadiah Bean of Poplin & Nancy to Jon’a Dowst
According to Richard Roberts, a descendant of Nancy Hoyt (Bean) Roberts who shared this with me in a correspondence: "The selectmen of Poplin gave "Obediah" Bean liberty to retail spiritous liquor for two months, 7 March 1805; to retail foreign spiritous liquor for six months, 20 May 1805; to retail liquor three months, 6 May 1806; and to retail spirits six months, recorded September 1806. "Obadiah" Bean received permits to retail spiritous liquor and keep tavern 18 March 1807 and to retail spiritous liquor by small innities less than one pint for six months, 14 December 1810.
"Obadiah" Bean was assessed 20 cents in taxes for "making and repairing The publick high-ways and bridges" 21 May 1824, the lowest figure in his district (amounts went as high as $13.25). "
Sometime between the years of 1820 & 1830 the family removed to Lowell, MA where Obadiah likely died between 1830-Feb 1833, although no record has been found of his death & no probate exists for him in Middlesex County, Massachusetts. It is likely Obadiah on the 1830 Census in Lowell, MA with 14 others in the household, & it is certain he has died by Feb 1833 when Nancy sells land to her son Obadiah.
Nancy died on July 4 1862 at age 78 according to her headstone inscription in Edgewood Cemetery, Nashua, Lot 51, Sec. E. I requested a photo of the grave be taken & it is now on FindaGrave.com. It appears she went by both Anna & Nancy. According to Roberts, after the death of her father, her grandfather, John Hoyt, became the guardian of “Anna” and her siblings on March 19 1800, but in the settlement of her father's estate just a month later she is referred to as Nancy. She was not named in her grandfather's will, but was among those notified of the hearing pertaining to the will. The sheriff, in a document that appears to read "December 2nd 1818", gives her name as "Nancy Bean"; next to her name is "Obadiah Bean". She is documented in the following Lowell Directories:
1833 Bean, Nancy, widow, boarding house between Adams & Fenwick Sts.
1834 Bean, Nancy, widow, bds. at Waldo's, Lowell St.
1835 Bean, Nancy, wid. Wm. Robert's, Lowell corner of Lewis St.
1836 Bean, Nancy, wid. boarding h. 25 carpet block
1837 Bean, Mrs., wid. App. bds at 8
And these Nashua, NH Directories:
1841 Nancy Bean, Water St. ; George G. Hale, Nashua Corp. Textiles
1843 Nancy Bean, wid. ; G. Hale, Nashua -- Walnut St.
Also according to R. Roberts a letter dated December 11 1912 found among the possessions of Addie Mae (Holcomb) Bean, Stephen Spelman Roberts listed the children of Obadiah and Nancy (Hoyt) Bean. At that time, Richard had information on all of them except Adelaide and George. Since then, I have shared the info I had on George & Adelaide with him & the MacBean Clan.
Children of Obadiah Bean and Anna "Nancy" Hoyt:
1. Nancy Hoyt Bean was born on 8 August 1806 at Poplin, NH (NHVR). She married William Watson Roberts, son of John Roberts and Ann Watson March 6 1831 at Lowell, MA. He was born in Nottingham, England. 1850 & 1860 they are in Hartland, CT, 1870 Granville, MA. He died Dec 1, 1871 in Granville, Ma. She died Feb 28 1903 Granville, MA. Update: They are buried in Silver Street Cemetery in Granville, MA & a photo is now posted on FindAGrave
Their children were:
i. Joseph W. Roberts b: a1835 married Margaret C. __? They had: Renford R b: 1855
& Clarence R. 1858
ii. Adelaide Roberts b: a1837
iii. Charles W. Roberts b: a1840
iv. John D. Roberts b: a1842
v. Stephen Spellman Roberts b: a1844
vi. Edward F. Roberts b: a1846
vii. Lemuel B. Roberts b: a1849
2. Obadiah Bean Jr. was born on March 5 1808 at Poplin, NH (NHVR). March 21, 1825 in the New Hampshire Patriot "This may certify that I, Obadiah Bean of Poplin in the county of Rockingham in the state of New Hampshire, do give to my son, Obadiah Bean his time, to act, and trade for himself. Signed Obadiah Bean"
The MacBean website says Obediah married Dorothy Sanborn , daughter of David Sanborn and Dorothy Gilman, on October 6 1828 at Salem, NH, but the marriage record states Dorothy Page, both of Hawke. I have not really researched past this, but it seems to me she might have been married first to John Page of Danville/Hawke, son of Thomas & Mary Page who died Sep 4 1823 age 38y 5m 16d in Danville, NH (NHVR).
Dolly/Dorothy died Apr 9 1872 age 84y & 1mo & is buried in the Kingston, NH Plains Cemetery with Obediah. Her stone states "Dorothy S.P. wife of Obadiah Bean died April 9 1872 aged 84 yrs 1 mo". This makes his wife 20 years older than he was which seems...odd, but that is definitely what the grave says. In censuses their ages are varied: 1830 has them with a 10y difference; 1840 a 20 yr difference; 1850 it has them as the same age, 1860 it has him as 50 & her as 71; 1870 62y & 82y. Obediah Jr & Dorothy can be found in Hawke in 1830 & Kingston, NH on the 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870 Censuses. He married 2nd Alvira A. (Perkins) Richardson a44 on Nov 24 1873 Nashua, NH; second marriage for both; He was born Freemont 1808; father Obadiah b: Brentwood (NHVR). Her parents were Adam H. & Melite M. Perkins. They are in Kingston in 1880. Obediah Jr. died in Kingston Nov 13 1888, record states son of “Obadiah Bean & Nancy H. Cooper” b: 1807 (NHVR) (Cooper must just be an error it seems). His grave marker states he died Nov 12 1888 & was 86y 7mos 7 das. Alvira died Apr 8 1915 in Newton, NH & is also buried in Plains Cemetery Kingston, NH. Photos of these graves can be found on FindaGrave.
Children of Obadiah & Dolly from the 1850 census are below.
It seems there are likely others that are unknown to me.
i. Sarah A. Bean a21 b. 1829 d. Dec 1 1905 in Kingston, NH,
record says dau of Obadiah Bean & Dolly Sanborn
ii. John P. Bean a19 b. 1831 m: Mehitable J. Bartlett on Nov 10 1851
in Kingston, NH (NHVR)
a. Frank P. Bean b. Feb 16 1853 d. Feb 16 1912 a59 in Bradford, MA
b. John W. Bean b. a1855 m. 3rd Martha I (French) Bryant
July 4 1898 in Haverhill, MA (NEHGS); lived in Haverhill,
MA 1900 Census
c. Forest Bean b. a1860 twin
d. Harriet A. Bean b.a1860 twin
3. Polly Bean was born on April 11 1809 in Poplin, NH (NHVR). No parents listed on the record.
4. Levi Bean was born on November 25 1810 in Poplin, NH (NHVR). According to Richard Roberts (noted above) on Jan 17 1827 Levi was apprenticed to Samuel Smith of Bridgewater :
"This indentor witnesseth that Levi Bean, son of Obediah Bean of Poplin in the county of Rockingham State of New Hampshire cooper by and with the consent of his said Father has put himself apprentice to Samuel Smith of Bridgewater in the county of Grafton and State of New Hampshire Husbandman with the said Samuel Smith after the manner of an apprentice to Serve from the Day of the Date Hereafter mentioned for and during the Term of four years nine months and twenty-nine days which Term the said apprentice is to serve his Said Master faithfully in his Service Keep Lawful Company everywhere, and obey; Etc. Etc."
I last found him as a runaway from Samuel Smith: New-Hampshire Statesman and Concord Register, (Concord, NH) Saturday, February 16, 1828; Issue ; col D "Ran away from the subscriber, on the 26th of January last past, an indenturred apprentice boy, to the farming business named Levi Bean. This is to caution all persons from harboring or trusting him on my account, as I shall pay 00 debts of his contacting after the above date. SAMUEL SMITH Bridgewater, Feb 2 1828" (also published Feb 9 1828)
A Levi Bean died in Manchester, NH before Sept 23, 1847 per the Farmer's Cabinet aged 37. It seems this could be him.
5. John Hoyt Bean was born on 11 February 1812 at Brentwood, NH/Exeter, NH. He married Margaret Hyde, daughter of Levi Hyde and Elizabeth Gould, on 11 May 1836 at Marblehead, MA. She was buried on Sept 26, 1859* age 49 with John grave 8. He married 2nd Lucy "Mary" Carter Austin, daughter of James Austin and Lucy Allen, on 5 January 1862 at Lynn, MA. She was born about June 15 1834 and was buried June 24, 1890* age 55, 9d. He died age 89y 9m 1d and was buried on Nov 13, 1901. He is buried in Pinegrove Cemetery Lynn, Ma, Poplar lot 499 right 1/2 grave 8. He died in Fitchburg Nov 12, 1901. His estate was administered by Fred W. Bean (his son) docket# 89393 1901 - I have not seen the original yet, just the summary.
Sept 28, 1827 in the New Hampshire Patriot - "This may certify that I, Obadiah Bean of Poplin in the county of Rockingham in the state of New Hampshire, do give to my son, John H. Bean his time, to act, and trade for himself. Signed Obadiah Bean"
He was a large furniture dealer, Bean & Austin Furniture per 1865 Directory-Lynn, Ma.
John Hoyt Bean evidently temporarily changed his name to John Hoyt Henry in 1833 for a little while before changing it back to Bean in 1843 at that time he lived in Danvers and was married to Margaret and had children Mary J. & John. He is listed as Henry on the 1840 Census in Danvers, MA. The name change is recorded in the Massachusetts Name Changes, but I have not attempted to see if there is a file that might state what the reason was.
Bernie Bean in The Life & Family of John Bean of Exeter and his Cousins states that among Obadiah & Nancy’s children was a son John P. Bean, born in Fremont, NH. He was married & had a son named John W. Bean who lived in Haverhill, Mass in 1900, but as proven here, I have to disagree with Bernie. While there might have been a John W. Bean who lived in Haverhill, MA in 1900, his father was not the son of this Obadiah, he was his grandson, son of Obediah Jr.
1833 Lowell Directory John Bean, Merrimack St Suffolk Square John is not listed in
1850 Census- Lynn, Ma: John H. Bean 39 cordwainer b: NH; Margaret a40 b: NH;
Mary J. a13 b: MA; John H. Bean Jr. a2 b: NH
1860 Lynn - John H Bean (Geo's bro) is on pg 36 of the census as a furniture dealer
by himself except for an English housekeeper
1870 Census- Lynn, Ma John H. Bean a60 b: NH; Mary C. a39 b: Ma; Charles a7
b: Ma; John a2 b: Ma
1880 Census - Lynn, Ma John H. Bean a67; Mary C. a44; Charles a17; John a12;
Frederick W. a9
1900 Census - Lynn, Ma John H. Bean Sr b: Feb 1812 a 88; Chas A. Bean b: Jan 1863
a37; Fred W. Bean b: Jan 1871 a29; also: JH Bean Jr b: May 1868 a32; Addie
b: May 1870 a30 married 10 y 2/2; John H. 3rd b: Apr 1891 a9; Adelaide
b: May 1895 a5
Children of John & Margaret:
i. Mary J. Bean b: Aug 1837 in NH dau of John H. - married James A. Austin Aug 20,
1855 NEHGS, so of James Austin he is 22, she is 17. He was b: Nov 1833. In 1860
they are in Lynn, Ma. He is a furniture dealer. In 1870 they are in New Ipswich,
NH and he is a shoe manufacturer, 10,000 estate; 1880 they are in Fitchburg, Ma,
He is a farmer....all 5 kids are listed as well as Delia Dent servant & Benjamin Bean
age 55 (b:a1825) RE agent; Mary Bean a55 & Mary Bean a19 (This is John H Sr's
brother); Lucetta Abbot age 4, 1870 this family is in Boston w/ d Lucitella a20
& Mary a 9 also may have had Ben F Jr who died in Roxbury 3y6m20d Nov 12,
1865. 1900 they are still in Fitchburg, Ma She had 5/4lv, Walter & family plus
Ida are with them. James is back to a furniture dealer, Walter also. 1910 they are
still in Fitchburg, Ida is with them still. says 6ch/4lv. They have a furniture
a. James B. Austin b: a1856
b. Ida M. B. Austin b: a1859 d: after 1900 She was a teacher in 1900
c. John W. Austin b: a1863 in Ma
d. Arthur H. Austin b: a1867 in Ma
e. Walter A. Austin b: 1870 in Ma d: after 1900 m: a1897 Elizabeth ____? b: Feb 1861
ii. John William Bean b: about 1841 d: Aug 18, 1844, 3y 2d, measles, s of John H
& Margaret (NEHGS) - cemetery - 3y 2m 0d and was buried on Oct 12, 1858*
iii. Andrew Peabody Bean b: Nov 24, 1845; d: Nov 26, 1845 son of John Bean
(NEHGS) Cemetery says 2d old buried Oct 12, 1858*
iv. John Hoyt Bean b: about Jan 24, 1849 d: Sept 24, 1858 of congestion of brain,
(NEHGS) 9y 9m 0d buried on Sept 26, 1858*
Children of John & Lucy "Mary"
v. Charles A. Bean b: about 1863 d: 66y buried on Dec 23 1929* 1910 census with
Fred; 1920 census in Lynn as a single lodger on south Common St.
vi. John H. Bean Jr. b: May 1868 m: "Addie" M. about 1890. She was b: May 1870. In
1900 in Lynn; 1910 & 1920 they are in East Granby, CT. No marriage found in Ma.
a. John H Bean III b: Apr 1891 d: after 1910
b. Adelaide M. Bean b: May 1895 d: after 1910
vii. Fredrick Weston Bean b: about Jan 16, 1871 d: age 57y 9m 17d buried on Oct 25,
1928* m: Carrie R. Reynolds b: about Mar , 1874 d: 85y 30d buried on Apr 2,
1959* wife of Fred married about 1910 states 1/1 but no child listed on census with
brother Charles as lodger a45; Fred is 38; Carrie is 36. 1930 census she has a 5000
estate & several boarders.
a. Benjamin Franklin Bean d: 1 day old buried on Jan 2, 1907* NEHGS death
record says difficult labor, brain hemorrhage son of Fred & Carrie W.
Reynolds born in Nova Scotia. He was their only child.
*Buried in John H. Bean's plot
6. George W. Bean was born a1814 d: 1850 See previous blog post
7. Dorothy Bean was born on March 6 1817 at Poplin, NH (per Richard Roberts). I couldn't find this record in Poplin records. However, there is a Dorothy Ann Bean who intended to marry George Sargent in Lowell July 5, 1835, this seems like it might be her…and there is also a record for Dorothy Ann G. Bean who might be her, but both are pretty inconclusive at this point. The latter married Capt. Warren Eldridge Austin of Hollis in Nashua, NH Nov 25, 1841, no parents listed (NHVR). The 1850 Census in Hollis lists her as “Martha A.G.” Ch: Laura Ann a7; Warren L. a5; Marietta a3; Nancy Jane a2. The 1860 census in Brookline, NH lists her as Warren E. a46; "Dorothy N. G. Austin" a44; Laura Ann a16; Warren S. a15; Marietta a13; Nancy J. a11; Martha E. a8. The 1870 Census in Pepperell, MA: Warren E. a57; Dorothy A. a54; Mary E. a23; Jennie N. a22; Martha E. a18. 1880 Census in Brookline, NH: Warren E. a64 & Dorathy A. a 62. She died b: 1816 Jan 6 1888 Montague MA, father’s last name Bean, no other info (NEHGS)
8. Maria B. Bean was born on April 1 1818 at Chester, NH. She married Amos Stinson Morse, son of Josiah Morse and Lydia T. Shannon. Check NEHGS & more census records. She died May 9 1874 Lowell, Ma a56 1m 9d of consumption, record states Obadiah & Nancy Bean as her parents (NEHGS).
The 1860 Census in Nashua, NH shows their children, & Maria’s mother Nancy with them, as well as Adelaide’s baby girl Emma R. Morse a5 aka Maria’s niece, Emma R. Fogg.
i. George A. Morse b. a1847
ii. Hiram B. Morse b. a1851
9. Rebecca Carlton Bean was born on March 22 1821. She married George G. Hale, son of Zacheus Hale and Mary Chase, on 23 May 1839 at Nashua, NH. Check NEHGS & more census records. She died Jan 28 1905 Boston, Ma a84 widowed born in Chester 1821; buried Nashua, NH. 1850 Census in Townsend, MA Shows Rebecca’s mother with them.
i. George C. Hale b. a1843
ii. Male Hale b. 1850
10. Hiram K. Bean was born circa 1824. He married Mary A. Campbell, daughter of Matthew M. Campbell and Olive C. Moody, on October 29 1845 at Manchester, NH. They can be found there on the 1850 Census. Farmer's Cabinet on Feb 2 1854 "Hiram K. Bean, aged 30" died. I did not find his wife & daughter in 1860, 1870, or 1880.
i. Alice Bean b. a1846
11. Benjamin Franklin Bean was born on November 30 1824 at Poplin, NH. He married Mary E. Perle Mar 2 1845 in Manchester, NH, no parents listed (NHVR). They lived in Lynn & then Roxbury where he was a provisions dealer, builder & real estate agent. He served in the Civil War and is listed in the Civil War Records and Profiles on Ancestry.com: enlistment date Aug 26, 1862; Corporal, POW; Enlisted in company d, Massachusetts 42nd Inf Regiment on Sept 20, 1862 mustered out on Aug 20, 1863 at Readville, Ma.; b a1824.
Benjamin was a real estate developer. More information on some of the properties can be found on these links:
1850 Census - didn't see him - check again
1850 & 1852 Roxbury Directory Benj f. clerk, h. Ruggles, n. Water
1854 Boston Directory Benj F. 1221 Washington under Provision Dealers
1855 Massachusetts Census Boston: BF Bean a 30; ME Bean a30; Lucetta H. a5;
Nancy E. a2; Lucetta Pearl a33
1858 Roxbury Directory - Benj F. (J.H. & B.F. Bean), provisions, Washington corner
Eustis, house Mall, near Eustis
1860 census - he is in Roxbury: Benj F. Bean 35 Provisions dealer ( probably with John
who says same - Roxbury); Mary Bean 34; Lucetta F. Bean 10; Lucetta Pearl
37 Dressmaker; Augustas E. Bacon 22 (m) clerk; Eliza E. Bacon 18; Catherine Hovey
1861 Boston Directory - Benj F. Provisions, 1207 Wash. h. at Roxbury
1865 Massachusetts Census, Roxbury: Benjamin F a40; Mary E. a40; Lucetta F. a15;
Mary E, a4; Benjamin F. a3
1870 Boston Ward 13: Benjamin 45 Provisions dealer 10,000 estate; Mary 45;
Lucetta Bean 20 School teacher ; Mary L. a9
1878 Boston Directory Benjamin F. real estate h. 16 Cedar, ward 21
1880 they are in Fitchburg, Ma, with his niece, Mary Austin, daughter of John (see above):
Benjamin Bean age 55 (b:a1825) RE agent; Mary Bean a55; Mary Bean a19; Lucetta Abbot
1884 Boston Directory Benjamin f. real estate 121 Dudley; h. 11 Fountain, Roxbury
1890 Boston Directory lists him in real estate 75 warren; 250 do.
Benjamin died May 21 1891 in Boston, 66y5m28d, of pneumonia for 20 days, 200 Warren, Real Estate Dealer, b: Poplin, NH, F: Obadiah M. Nancy H. Hoyt both born Poplin, NH (NEHGS). She died Nov 10, 1898 73y7m28d of a cerebral hemorrhage, b. Farmington, NH, dau of Joseph Pearl & Hannah Howe.
i. Lucetta F. Bean b. Jan 25 1850 in Roxbury, MA (NEHGS) m: Leaner B. Abbott
Jan 19 1874 in Boston (NEHGS) She died Mar 12 1876 under "Lucella" of Peritonitis.
He married 3rd in 1878.
a. Lucetta Abbott b: 22 Feb 1876
ii. Nancy Elizabeth Bean b. Feb 11 1853 in Boston (FS) “Elizabeth N.” d. Mar 22 1860
in Boston, MA 7y1m11d of “nervous fever” (NEHGS)
iii. Mary L. Bean “no name” b. Nov 23 1860 in Lynn, MA. The birth states her father
was Benj F. b. Fremont, NH & her mother was Mary E. b. Barnstead, NH (NEHGS)
m. William Wallis
iv. Benjamin F Bean Jr b: April 23 1862 Roxbury, died in Roxbury 3y6m20d Nov 12,
12. Adalaide Q. Bean. According to her death record she would be the youngest child of Obadiah & Nancy Bean born in Poplin about Dec 1, 1828. Adelaide Q. Bean married William Fogg on Sept 20, 1852. Worcester Vital Records NEHGS vol. 62 pg 257. His residence was Worcester, and hers was Nashua, NH. His occupation at the time was an engineer. Son of William & Esther Fogg. Daughter of Obadiah & Nancy Bean. NEHGS Adelaide Q. Fogg died Jan 15, 1856 recorded in Lowell, Ma, but happened in "Ayers City". She was 27 yrs, 1mo 14?days and died of consumption. It says she was a married housewife and was born in Topsfield, NH to Obadiah & Nancy Bean. NEHGS. William Fogg married second Hannah Ward, both age 30, on June 26, 1856 in Boston, vol. 101 pg 79 NEHGS. I did not find any of them on a census record, but it appears Emma was raised by her Aunt Maria.
There was one birth found for William & Adelaide
i. Emma R. Fogg born June 3, 1855 recorded in Lowell, Ma, but born in Charlestown.
William & Adelaide lived on Sether? St. in Lowell at the time. He was a laborer.
Father's place of birth is sort of illegible, but I think it says Hebron. Mother's place
of birth is Poplin, NH. NEHGS. It appears Emma R. Morse is Adelaide's missing
daughter, Emma R Fogg. Emma shows up on the 1860 census with Adelaide's sister
Maria Morse. There maybe adoption papers somewhere, I have not checked.
There are no births for Amos & Maria for an Emma. Emma marries A. Edwin
Wright on July 11, 1872 in Lowell. He is the son of Calvin & A. Janette Wright
born July 1851 in NC. Her parents are listed as Amos and Maria but on the 1900
census in Boston Emma states she was born June 1855 & her father was born in Me
which matches. It says her mother was born in Ma, although it should be NH. I
cannot find a death between 1900-1910 for Emma or her husband, nor did I find
them on a census past 1900. Emma had 3 children 2 are living in 1900.
Children of A. Edwin Wright & Emma R. Fogg - Morse are:
a. Benjamin F. B. Wright born Oct 1873 d: after 1900
b. Edwin T. Wright Jan 1879 d: after 1900
Amylynne (Baker) Murphy