Posted By:Diane Boumenot
Subject:Nathan Aldrich/Mercy Ballou
Post Date:December 22, 2010 at 15:37:30
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Forum:Aldrich Family Genealogy Forum
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Hi my 5x grandfather is Nathan Aldrich of Cumberland, R.I. and Wrentham, Mass (1773 - 1862). His second two wives (Chloe Crowninshield and Lois Grant) are well documented and buried beside him in the Burnt Swamp Road Cemetery in Wrentham. I am descended from him and his FIRST wife, who may be Mercy or Maria Ballou of Cumberland or Smithfield, R.I. My 4x grandmother is their daughter Nancy Ann (Anna) Aldrich b. 1800 (married Paul Darling around 1818). I know she is Nathan's daughter because of a newspaper advertisement in 1817 disowning her.(!!)
Mercy Ballou, daughter of Richard and Lucy, was married to a Nathan Aldrich and had a daughter Nancy Ann according to the standard Ballou genealogy book. Wish I could have a real record of her, though. She was dead or divorced by 1813 which is when Nathan married Chloe.
So my question is: I am looking for a grave or divorce record, or second marriage record, of Maria Ballou Aldrich. She may have returned to her family in Smithfield, R.I.