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Re: John Nutting of South Amherst, Mass/1620
Posted by: James Martin Jr. (ID *****0834) Date: October 19, 2002 at 21:43:29
In Reply to: Re: John Nutting of South Amherst, Mass/1620 by Ruby Nutting Murray of 490

I seem to get involved in these family conversations months or years after they have been posted. Hehehehe. I am originally from California but moved to Wilmington, Mass. in 1969 when I was in Jr. High School. Then in 1973 joined the Air Force, married a girl from Wilmington....divorced her and then married a girl from Lowell. Retired from the Air Force in 1993, moved to Lowell, Mass. and then bought a house in Dracut just up the street. To make this short story even longer...just last month decided to start getting serious about my family history. Was I ever shocked to learn that I have ancestors from right here in Middlesex County Massachusetts and they include John Nutting and Sarah Eggleston. Their son James married Lydia Longley and their daughter Lydia Nutting married Gershom Hobart and their daughter Ruth Hobart married William Farnsworth and 10 generations of moving around the country and marriages later I came along and came full circle right back to Middlesex County. I have spent hours in Groton and surrounding communities that comprised Groton back then. I can't get enough of this genealogy stuff. I'm going to visit the Historical Society of Groton tomorrow. One question that I would like to get answered if I may...Where are my Nutting anscestors from back then buried. I found my 9th great grandfather Joshua Whitney at the Old Burying Ground in Groton and he died in 1719. That's about as early as that cemetery goes and it's supposedly the oldest one in Groton. Where did they bury all those folks who died in the 1600's? Guess I'll have to see if I can get that answered in the morning. But I just wanted to say hello to all cousins out there and see if anyone can tell that I am the least bit excited about finding the people who if not for them...we wouldn't be here...

Cheers all!

jim in dracut, middlesex, mass.


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