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Gary (Geary)/Adams/Dunsmoor/Holden/Danon/Emerson
Posted by: Anna Millard Rogers Date: September 21, 2001 at 14:52:17
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I would like to share with you my Gary family line down to present, and hope that much of this will sound familiar with you. I have also posted on the "Geary" genforum because I noticed that my ancestors interchanged the spelling of their last name. My 6th great grandparents are Edward Geary (Gary)b. 1731 and Pehee Holden. My 5th great grandmother is Elizabeth Gary, born Feb.26, 1764. The Gary Line begins at #5.

1. Thomas Emerson
b.July 26,1584,Linconshire, England
d.(burial) 1666,Ipswich, Mass.
m. July 1,1611
Elizabeth Brewster
b.July 24, 1584 in Hartfordshire, England

2. Rev.Joseph Emerson
b. June 25,1620 in England
d. Jan. 3, 1680,Middlesex,Mass.
m.Dec.7, 1665
Elizabeth Bulkeley

3. Lucy Ann or Lucian Emerson
b. Oct.2, 1667,York,Maine
d. Jan.17,1740 in Redding,Middlesex,Mass. She is the sister of
Edward Emerson, who is gr-gr grandfather to Ralph Waldo Emerson.
m. May 15,1683
Thomas Damon
b.Jan.31,1659 in Middlesex,Mass.
d.Oct.20,1723 in Middlesex, Mass.

4. Mary Damon
b. Aug.30, 1701 in Woburn,
Middlesex, Mass.
d. Nov.21,1749,Middlesex, Mass.
m. Dec.17,1724
John Holden
b. Feb.6, 1698 Middlesex, Mass.
d. Jan.23,1753,Essex, Mass.

5. Phebe Holden
b. Oct.9, 1727 in Woburn, Middlesex,
d. ?
m. Dec.9, 1750
Edward Geary
b. 1731, Middlesex, Mass.
d. ?

6. Elizabeth Gary
b. Feb.26,1764 in Luneburg, Worcester,
d. Oct.23,1849 in Luneburg, Worcester,
m. Dec.13,1781
Jonathan Adams
b.March 5,1759 in Groton,Middlesex, Mass.
d.Dec.13,1843 in Luneburg, Worcester, Mass.

7. Betsey Adams
b. Dec.27,1783/85 in Luneburg, Worcester,
d.? (#13 of 13 children)
married Phinehas Dunsmoor(Jr) in Mercer, Sommerset County, ME

8. James Adams Dunsmoor
b. Dec.18,1808, Maine
d.1873,Los Angeles, Calif.
(He was one of the early
settlers of Hennepin County, Maine)
married June 4, 1837 in Kennebec County, Maine
Almira Mosher
b.Oct.15, 1817
d.? (Had 6 sons, dau. of Jethro Mosher and Sally

9. James Franklin Dunsmoor
b. March 19,1838 in Maine
d. 1907,Santa Monica, Calif.
(Wounded in 1st Battle of
Bull Run--returned home to marry Hattie.)
Hattie Murdoc Hoffman
b.1846 in Pittsburg,PA
d.after 1907 in Santa Monica, Calif. (Had
12 children, dau.of John & Mary Hoffman)

10. Mary Almira (Myra)Dunsmoor
b.Oct. 1871 in Minnesota
married Sept.14,1892 in a
double ring ceremony with
her sister Minne Belle & Wm.
Heittkamp in Pasadena
d. Dec.24,1911 in Pasadena,
Calif. of pneumonia/influenza
...married Edward Everett Millard
b. Jan.10,1864 in Hancock County, Indiana--
came to Calif. with parents & 2 sisters in
1873 by wagon train.
d. Sept.19,1933 at a hospital in Pomona,
Los Angeles County.

11. Lester Ray Millard
b.July 23, 1893 in Compton, Calif.
d.May 27, 1939 in Pasadena, Calif.
...married Daisy Elizabeth Creed
b.Aug.28, 1894 in Newton, Illinois
d. Feb. 12, 1944 in Pasadena, Calif.
Dau. of Willet Creed and Mary Eliz. Wachtel

12. Everett Ray Millard
b. February 28, 1917 in Pasadena,California
Received Distinguished Flying Cross and
other meitorius citations during WWII with 381st
Heavy Bomb Group, 534th Squadron, "Green Hornet
2nd"--Gallagher's crew.
...married Nov.3, 1945
June Marion Karelius
b.June 20, 1919 in Cloquet,Minnesota.
Moved with family to California, married
in Altadena.
Daughter of Carl Albert and Anna Justina Karelius,
both born in Sweden.

13. Anna Millard Rogers
b. Nov.9, 1950 in Pasadena, California.
...married in June 9, 1979
David Wayne Rogers
b. Feb.7,1948 in Bakersfield, California
Son of G. Wayne Rogers and Helen Baylor Rogers

Some of my dates and locations still need work, and if you have anyting to add, I would very appreciate hearing from you.For the parents of Thomas Emerson (1584 - 1666) I have Robert Emerson and Susan Crabbe, and I hope that is correct. Also, I cannot find the parents of Elizabeth Brewster and have searched quite a bit. If anyone can fill in this gap, it would be greatly appreciated. Also, if anyone has any "in-depth" information on some of the Gary's (Geary's), I would love to hear that too. For anyone in this family who goes back as far as the Moshers, I have the Mayflower lineage through the Hathaways up to Francis and John Cooke. Just let me know, and I'll be glad to send it to you.

Hope to hear from you soon.

All the best,


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