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Notes from the divorce records from Charles Pahl:
“...That shortly after the said marriage the plaintiff commenced a system of cruel and inhuman treatment towards the plaintiff by calling the plaintiff base, vile and abusive names, by threatening to strike, shoot and kill the plaintiff and continued inflicting such ill treatment upon the plaintiff until the 17th day of December, 1894, when the conduct of the defendant became so cruel and inhuman towards the plaintiff and the said child that the plaintiff was forced to and did leave the defendant and has not since said last named day returned, lived or cohabited with the defendant. That during the time the plaintiff and defendant lived together the defendant was ever jealous of every body who spoke to the plaintiff even of the plaintiff’s brothers, and continually annoyed the plaintiff with his jealous conduct and at such times and without any cause whatever would abuse the plaintiff by the use of vile epithets to, of and covering the plaintiff, lying awake nights and talking about shooting and killing the plaintiff.
And the plaintiff further alleges that during the time the plaintiff and defendant lived together the defendant had a mania for whipping and punishing the said Victor Pahl and upon the least pretext would out rageously whip and punish the said child and when the plaintiff remonstrated and attempted to prevent the defendant from so whippng and punishing said child the defendant would grossly and ourtageously abuse the plaintiff by use of abusive words expressed to and in reference of the plaintiff.
That the defendant frequently took up a stick or wood and treatened to strike and beat the plaintiff. That about six weeks before the plaintiff left the defendant as aforesaid, at the Town of Gillett aforesaid, because she protested against the punishment of the said Victor Pahl by the defendant, the defendant violently assaulted the plaintiff and pinched and bruised her arm with such force as to take the skin off of her arm.
That shortly before the plaintiff left the defendant as aforesaid he told the plaintiff that if his style did not suit her she might leave and the sooner she left the better, that in consequence of said abuse and the great fear the plaintiff had of the defendant she left him as aforesaid.”

[The divorce was granted and care of the child Victor was given to Laura.]

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Notes from the divorce records from Edward Naylor:
“...4-That immediately after said marriage this defendant gave himself up to dissipation, spending most his entire time in saloons, neglecting his family and during nearly the entire time has been in a state of intoxication, and has been a habitual drunkard for the space of one year and more immediately preceeding the commencment of this action.
5-That this defendant has never supported or maintained the plaintiff and this plaintiff has been compelled to cook in hotels and boarding houses and accept aid from the parents of this plaintiff to maintain and clothe herself and from said labor and aid has supported this defendant, paid his board and furhished his clothes.
6-That on or about November 1st, 1903 defendant assaulted the plaintiff and treatened to kill her, that plaintiff fled from the house because she was in fear that defendant would carry out his threat, and since that time this plaintiff has supported herself apart from the defendant and defendant has not supported her or contributed twords her support, and as she was leaving defendant he told her to go and not come back.
7-That it is not safe for plaintiff to longer live with defendant bevause of his threats of violence and his habits of dissapation.”

[There appear to be no living children of this marriage.] 
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Thomas Goble (1590-1657) of West Sussex, England
by Terence T. Quirke, PhD, CG
Civil Registration of births, marriages and deaths did not start in England until 1837. Prior to that time the most reliable source of such data is to be found in Church of England (C of E) parish registers. In some parishes such records began to be kept as early as the mid-1500s. Until about 1750 most of these records were written in Latin.

There is an index to Sussex marriages ,which can be accessed by the name of the groom and/or bride, +/- actual or approximate date of marriage. I requested information about the marriage of Thomas GOBLE and Alice MOUSALL, probably at least by 1630 since when they arrived in North America in 1633 or early 1634 they had a son who was said to have been about three or four years old.

The reply I received was: 5 November 1619, Thomas GOBLE and Alice BROOKMAN at Aldingbourne, West Sussex. See Map #1 and Map #2.

This is several years earlier than expected and the last name of the bride is different than that previously published in North American genealogies. Thomas is reported to have died in December 1657, with no age at death given . If he had been 20 at the time he married (i.e., b. 1599) he would have been 58 at death, not an impossible age, even in those years.

In examining several pertinent early New England genealogical references, it is seen that many do not state Alice's maiden name, leave it blank, or state that she was "perhaps daughter of Ralph MOUSALL" without citing any source of that supposition. In fact, Dorothy Hand DYMOND after reviewing various family relationships and relative ages in previous works, states, "Thus, Mousall cannot be considered the maiden name of Thomas (1) Goble's wife."

The result is that a marriage of one Thomas GOBLE and an Alice somebody took place in the right place at about the right time and three of the 'known' names out of four are as anticipated. On this basis and with the aforementioned uncertainties in mind, it is believed at this time that the marriage record found in Aldingbourne of Thomas GOBLE and Alice BROOKMAN is that of the couple that arrived in Charlestown, Massachusetts in late 1633 or early 1634, pending information to the contrary. (See Figure 1, a copy from the microfilm of the original entry in the parish record.)

A search in transcripts of the Aldingbourne parish records was made for baptisms of Thomas GOBLE, Alice BROOKMAN and their son John said to have been born about 1629. Thomas and Alice probably immigrated to North America in search of "religious freedom" as many of their contemporaries were reported to have done. From this one can suppose that in England they were opposed to or, at least, unhappy with the state Church of England. They were thus, 'dissenters' or 'non-conformists'. This is further indicated by the fact that they were admitted to the First Church of Charleston soon after their arrival . In England at this time for a marriage to be legal and recognized it had to be performed in and by the C of E, which explains the record reported above, but non-conformists usually did not have their children baptized or buried from the C of E. In fact, baptism in some sects was not performed until one was an adult. With this knowledge it is not surprising that no baptism of a John GOBLE was found between 1600 and 1650. However, Thomas's parents may have been more traditional since there is a record as follows : "2 Jan 1590 (1591) Thomas filius Willmi GOBLE de Westergate." Westergate is a village within a mile of Aldingbourne. This would make Thomas 29 at the time of his marriage and 67 at death. Neither age is impossible, the age at death being the least credible. (See Figure 2, a copy from the microfilm of the original entry in the parish record.)

There is no record in Aldingbourne of the marriage of a William GOBLE going back to the first entry in the parish records on 30 October 1558. On 1 May 1593 a burial of "Willmus GOBLE de Westergate" is recorded . There is no record of a baptism of Alice BROOKMAN in the Aldingbourne parish register. Neither is there any record of the burials of Thomas, John or Alice GOBLE that might indicate that the people recorded remained in the area until death and thus could not be the people in Massachusetts. However, this is not necessarily substantive since as stated above, non-conformists probably would not have been buried from the C of E, anyway.

In a cursory examination of the I.G.I. the surnames BROOKMAN, MOWSELL/MOUSALL and GOBLE were seen to occur in some of the adjacent or nearby parishes. It may be that the antecedents of the couple who came to North America can be identified with greater confidence in another parish. Meanwhile, a search for early GOBLE wills will be made with the anticipation that other significant family relationships and localities may be identified.

My thanks to Mrs. Evelyn Goble STEEN for making copies of various references available to me.

Sources:
* Sussex marriages may be accessed by writing Mr. F. L. Leeson F.S.G., 108 Sea Lane, Ferring, West Sussex BN12 5HB, Unitied Kingdom. Members of the Sussex Family History Group may have one marriage checked free on each application if membership number is included. Additional marriages at £1.00 each if in the same letter. Amateur non-members @ £2.00 each; professionals, regardless of membership or lack thereof, £3.00 and £2.00. SASE must be included, or 2 IRCs, in all cases.
* Wyman, Thomas Bellows, The Genealogies & Estates of Charlestown (1629-1818), 1879, David Clapp & Co., reprinted 1991, Bowie, Maryland, Heritage Books, Inc., p. 411 (subsequently as Wyman, T.B., 1879).
* Goble, George W., The Goble Family, 1952, published privately, p. 4. See also LDS film, reel 0000825 (subsequently as Goble, G.W., 1952).
* Pope, Charles Henry, The Pioneers of Massachusetts, A Descriptive List, 1965, p. 189 (subsequently as Pope, C.H., 1965).
* Savage, James, A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England, Showing Three Generations of Those Who Came Before May, 1692 on the Basis of Farmer's Register, reprinted by Genealogical Publishing Company, Baltimore, 1965, vol. II, p. 264 (subsequently as Savage, J., 1965).
* Dymond, Dorothy Hand, The Genealogy of the HAND Family And Related Families, 1982, Baltimore, Gateway Press, p. 188.
* Parish church of Aldingbourne, Sussex; marriages 1558-1758, baptisms and burials 1558-1777; microfilm of manuscript transcribed from the original registers by W.H. CHALLEN; LDS film, reel 1364150, item 13 Parish Church of Aldingbourne, Sussex; parish registers 1558-1880; microfilm of original records in the (West) Sussex County Record Office; ref. 1/1/1/1; LDS film, reel 0918246 
BROOKMAN, Alice (I203)
 
13 "Covenant of 4 Mile church, The Baptist Church of Jesus Christ constituted at Brother Bethuel Riggs on 4 Mile Road 28 December, 1799 in Campbell County, Kentucky.” Thus begins one of the five record books in the possession of First 12 Mile Baptist Church. The covenant of the church follows, but no further information is recorded in this book until 1870. Minutes of several of the church business meetings were written in shorthand' in 1874. In its report to the Baptist Association in 1812, 4 Mile reported that it had organized in 1799, but did not give the names of the nine constituting members.
Bethuel Riggs was pastor of 4 Mile during its early years. In 1817 John Stevens was serving the congregation, but became minister of First 12 Mile when that church was organized 18 September 1818.  The present 12 Mile church is located on 12 Mile-Oneonta Road, California, Kentucky.
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Sulphur Lick Baptist Church—Dr. Mudd says, in his history, that Rev. Bethuel Riggs organized the Sulphur Lick Baptist Church, in 1813, but this is evidently mistake as to the time, and most likely a mistake of the printer, as the sequel will show. At that date the few settlers and their families were confined in the forts, on account of the hostilities of the Indians during the War of 1812-15. A definite account of the organization of this church is given by Rev. R. S. Duncan as follows:
“This church is in Lincoln County, eight or nine miles northwest of Troy, the county seat. It was organized by Elder Bethuel Riggs, in his own private’s house, near a large spring, called Sulphur Lick, close to the north fork of Cuivre, four miles east of the present site, in the year 1823, or for members, viz.: Bethuel Riggs, Nancy Riggs, his wife, Armstrong Kennedy and Polly, his wife. John Cox and his wife, Polly, were received by experience the someday of the organization, and were baptized by Elder Riggs. In 1826 or 1827 it moved to its present location, and a few years after erected a substantial brick house, which was replaced by ts present frame building, in 1856.”

Bethuel Riggs, a pioneer preacher of Lincoln and adjoining counties, was born about 1760 in the colony or State of New Jersey. Not much is known of his very early life, he having spent more than half his life our to Missouri. At the age of seventeen years, while but a youth, young Riggs enlisted as a soldier in the War of the American Revolution, and for the services rendered therein he afterward received a pension. He married in early life. His wife was Nancy Lee, sister of a celebrated preacher by the name of James Lee, who used to preach under the trees with his gun by his side, apprehending an attack form Indians. At the age of eighteen years, Bethuel Riggs was converted to Christ and became a Baptist, and soon after moved to North Carolina and subsequently to Georgia, where he lived some years, and he not only began his ministry but traveled and preached somewhat extensively. ***While still a comparatively young man, he, in company with a large colony came across the Indian country to Kentucky. This trip was made during the early Indian wars. Mr. Riggs settles in that part of Kentucky opposite Cincinnati. In the year 1808 he come to Missouri and first settled on Dardeene Creek, in St. Charles County, where he lived some eight years. He then moved higher up the country and settled north of Troy by the Sulphur Lick Spring. Here he organized the Sulphur Lick Church and spent much of his time itinerating. He preached over large portions of Lincoln and adjoining counties. Subsequently he moved to Monroe County, and from there to Illinois, thence to Ohio and back again to Missouri, where he died and was buried by the side of his faithful wife, the companion of both his youth and hips old age.*
*Duncan.

Stout’s Settlement (now New Hope) Baptist Church was organized June 16, 1821, by Elders Bethuel Riggs and Jesse Sitton…[by 1826 Bethuel had started another church]
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Biography of Rev. Bethuel Riggs (1757-1835)
Compiled by Andrew Boyd, P.O. Box 831, Twin Peaks, CA 92391.
From various sources, primarily source was a book on early Baptist ministers of Missouri, also from Lincoln County History, p. 475.

Rev. Bethuel RIGGS, born 13 Dec 1757, Mendom Township, Morris Co, New Jersey (father: Isaac RIGGS, mother: Mary PIERCE[<—this has not been proved!]), married abt 1778 Nancy LEE, and died 25 Jul 1835, Lincoln Co, Missouri. I pasted together this biography from several sources but most of it is from a book on early Baptist ministers of Missouri.

While a resident of Morris County, NJ, he enlisted in 1776 and served at various times, amounting to five months in all, as a private in Captain Jared Condict's company in Colonel Ford's New Jersey regiment. He then went to Wilkes County, NC and served as Lieutenant with NC troops under Captain Benjamin Cleveland and when Captain Cleveland was wounded, he took his place as Captain. He was in the battle of Ramsour's Mill and arrived at the battle of King's Mountain at the close of the battle and assisted in guarding the prisoners taken there. His entire service as a Captain amounted to 18 months.

At the age of eighteen, Bethuel Riggs was converted to Christ and became a Baptist. After the Revolutionary War he moved to Georgia, where he lived for some years. There he began his ministry; traveling and preaching extensively. Long before that state was densely populated he traveled from settlement to settlement and preached to poor sinners, warning them with tears in his eyes to flee the wrath to come. While still a young man, he, in company with a large colony, came across the Indian country to Kentucky. The trip was made during the early Indian wars. While crossing the mountains and the unsettled portions of country, the emmigrants were in great peril. But they used every precaution and were watchful and vigilant, and finally reached Kentucky in safety.

Bethuel settled in Campbell County opposite the city of Cincinnati, Ohio.

A 1800 taxpayer (1 Sep) for Campbell Co., Ky, he was the only Riggs in the county. While living in this place a somewhat rare incident occurred in his life. There were some restrictions in the territorial laws concerning marriage. One day a couple came to his house wishing to be married. Owing to the above named restrictions they could not be married in the territory. An expedient was thought of, which was to get into their canoes and go out into the river. And this they did, and when about midway in the Ohio River, Elder Riggs married them, and they went on their way happy.

In 1809 he came to Missouri and first settled on Dardenne Creek, in St. Charles County, where he lived for eight years. He then moved north and settled north of Troy, Missouri, by the Sulpher Lick Spring. This spring possessed some excellent medical qualities. Here he organized Sulpher Lick Church and served as pastor several years. He spent much of his time itinerating, preaching over large portions of Lincoln and adjoining counties. Later he moved to Monroe County, where he lived for awhile preaching in the settlements in the Salt River country. From there he moved to Illinois, to Ohio and finally back again to Missouri. He was buried by the side of his wife in Lincoln County.

A 1821 taxpayer Bedford Twnship (SW corner of county), Lincoln Co., MO. Bethuel was a delegate to the first meeting of the Missouri Baptist Association on 24 Oct 1818. He was elected to the Board of Managers of the "United Society for the Spread of the Gospel" to set up missions and schools for both whites and indians in the west. The meeting was in St. Charles County, MO. 
RIGGS, Rev. Capt. Bethuel (Bethel) (I160)
 
14 "Goodman Rowley and his wife" were founding members of Scituate church 8 Jan 1634/5.

Henry Rowley was a New England puritan, an early inhabitant of Barnstable and Falmouth, Mass. His wife was a daughter of William Palmer of Plymouth, Mass. who was intimately associated with the Pilgrim Fathers at Plymouth.

Henry Rowley was probably born in England. There are a number of conflicting claims as to his origin, but documentation has not been forthcoming. He was first found in the opening chapter of the Plymouth Colony Court Records, when he was taxed. There are a number of references to him as he participated in various tasks in the colony. His was one of the first marriages recorded, when he was re-married to Anne Elsdon, 17 October 1633. He was one of the first to greet the Rev. John Lothrop, when he first arrived in Scituate after being released from the Tower of London. Lothrop's diary leads one to believe that Henry Rowley was part of his congregation when Archbishop Laud's men arrested many at Blackfriars in London. If so, that may explain why we are unable to determine in what manner he arrived at Plymouth. Perhaps he was spirited away in the dark of the night and smuggled aboard a vessel without being recorded as being there.


HENRY1 ROWLEY Was an early planter at Plymouth, Mass., where he was taxed in 1632. It is possible that he was one of the company that came over from Leyden to Plymouth in 1630. It has also been conjectured that he came with Mr. Hatherly in 1632. 1 have found nothing by which either conjecture can be verified. It is probable that he was married when he came over, and that his three children were born before that time. It has been declared that his first wife was Sarah, daughter of William Palmer Senior, of Duxbury. The latter came over in the Fortune in 1621, and his wife Frances came in the Anne in 1623. In his will, dated 1637, William Palmer names "Moyses Rowley (son of Henry1), whom I love," and provides for his bringing up, but does not state what relation Moses was to himself. Henry Rowley m. (2) Oct. 17, 1633, Anne, widow of Dea. Thomas Blossom, who embarked in the Speedwell at Leyden in 1620, but being obliged to return to Leyden, came over to Plymouth in 1629, where he d. previous to March 1632-3. Henry and Anne Rowley removed to Scituate in1634, the year he was elected freeman. Both were members of Rev.
John Lothrop's church on Jan. 8, 1634-5, and removed with him to Barnstable in 1638. He was a deputy from Barnstable to the General Court of Plymouth at least once.

Thomas and Peter Blossom came to Barnstable with their mother, Mrs. Rowley, and were probably members of the family of their father-in-law. In
1650 Henry Rowley removed, with his son-in-law, Peter Blossom, to West Barnstable, and later to Falmouth. Henry Rowley d. in 1673. Inventory of
the estate of "henery Rowley of Sacconessett," exhibited in Court, July, z673, on oath of Moses Rowley. "Item: a debt of twenty-nine pounds due
from Jonathan Hatch upon the repurchase of a parsell of land which the said Hatch sold to said Henery Rowley with that limitation provided."
Plymouth Colony Records, Vol. iii, part 2, p. 93--[NYGBR 37-- New York Genealogical and Biographical Register, Volume 37, January 1906, contains Homer W.
Brainard's article, HENRY ROWLEY AND SOME OF HIS DESCENDANTS. This is a transcript of that article.]


Henry Rowley's Two Wives
Henry Rowley, Planter of Plymouth, had at least two wives. It has been popularly recorded that his first wife was Sarah Palmer. Documentation that her name was Sarah has not been forthcoming, although it is almost certain that she was a daughter of William Palmer, Nayler of London and colonist of Plymouth[1]. It is not known precisely when she died. It has been alluded to that she succumbed to the same "infectious disease" that felled Thomas Blossom.
[NOTE: The following is a conjecture only of myself and a few other researchers that it is possible she died in childbirth while bearing Moses. Some have said he was born in England, others that he was born in 1630, etc. We know he was not old enough to bear arms in 1643, so he was less than 16 years old, and therefore born after 1627[2]. One of the factors pointing to William Palmer as being the father of Henry Rowley's first wife is Palmer's will in which he named Moyses Rowley "whom I love" as an heir[3]. On March 7, 1653/54, Moses Rowley was allowed a cow out of the estate of William Palmer, deceased, of Plymouth[4]. I can see no reason why that estate had not been settled earlier other than Moses had not arrived at the age of 21 before that date. That logic is proven in that William Palmer, born in 1638, acknowledged he had received "in full of my portion left unto me by my father's last will," 28 April 1659[5]. Carrying that conjecture further, if that were so, then she would have died just previous to that first tax roll when Henry Rowley's name was recorded in 1633. That would just about correspond to when Moses may have been born if this reasoning holds water. Therefore, I believe the cause of death may very well have been childbirth. - T. W. Rowley]

On 17 October 1633, Henry Rowley married Anne (Elsdon or Helsdon) Blossom, widow of Thomas Blossom[6]. In 1988, John Insley Coddington and Maclean W. McLean prepared an in-depth study, titled "The Blossom Family of Cambridgeshire, England, and New England." The series ran in The American Genealogist from April 1988 through January 1989[7]. At St. Clement's Church, Cambridge, Co. Cambridge, the following entry is found: 1605 Thomas Blossom and Anne Elsdon were married the 10th of November. The researchers examined the parish registers of County Cambridge extant at the time and found no other entries for Thomas Blossom. It is estimated Thomas Blossom was born circa 1580. The marriage record was the first record found.

Anne Helsdon (Heilsdon or Elsdon), was possibly "An," the daughter of Cuthbert and Margaret Elsden, baptized at Soham, Co. Cambridge, 23 June 1583. Helsdons had long dwelt in the town of Cambridge.

It appears Henry Rowley married an older woman. Should it be necessary to analyze why, there are several apparent reasons. Henry was a devout man who was one of the first members of Rev. John Lathrop's colony church. Anne was the widow of a "deacon." Henry was left with a very young child and needed a woman to help rear the child. And, realistically, there were not many marriageable ladies about. The Blossom boys appeared to move along with their stepfather, so they, too, were in need of a father figure.

[1]TAG 32:38-45.
[2] Eugene Aubrey Stratton, "The 1643 Able to Bear Arms List aka ABTA,"
Plymouth Colony, Its History & People, 1620-1691, (Salt Lake City, Utah:
Ancestry Publishing, 1986), p.439-446.
[3] Plymouth Colony Wills and Inventories, I, folio 28.
[4] Records of Plymouth Colony, III, p. 45.
[5] Plymouth Colony Deeds, II, pt. 2:26
[6] Nathaniel B. Shurtleff & David Pulsifer, ed., Records of the Colony of New
Plymouth, (1855-61), 1:16.
[7] TAG 63:65-77, 238-246; 64:23-31


So, When Did Henry Arrive?
The reports of the arrival of Henry Rowley, Planter of Plymouth, range from being a Mayflower passenger (a stowaway perhaps?) to arriving in 1623, 1628, aboard the Charles and on and on. The problem arises because there is no definitive document which states unequivocally that Henry Rowley arrived on such and such date. There is also a paucity of documents we can look at. However, there are some. Let us examine what we have.

As pointed out by Stratton[1] in his book, the only complete list of Mayflower passengers, if it is complete, were from notes made by Gov. William Bradford over thirty years later. As he points out, the list has held up over the years. Our Henry Rowley was not among the passengers.

In 1623 there was a "Division of Land" among the residents of the Plymouth Colony. Each head of family received are based partially on the number of family members, including servants, as well as other factors. The 1623 Division of Land thus serves as a census of sorts of the colony, and again, Henry Rowley does not appear.[2]

A list consisting of 53 Plymouth Colony residents and five London investors made up the 1626 agreement between the "Adventurers" and the "planters" of Plymouth. These fifty-three colonists were a privileged group and the list did not include all. But, it is another list to be searched. Henry was not there.[3]

On the 22nd of May in 1627, the Plymouth Colony Court decided that the "Cowe, & the Goates" should be equally divided "to all psonts of the same company." It is believed that list includes the name of every resident then at Plymouth, including servants and children. Because of that, this is an important list of inclusion or exclusion. Henry Rowley is in the latter category (exclusion, that is). [4]

In the city of Scituate, Massachusetts in a graveyard named "Men of Kent Cemetery" there is the monument pictured above, perhaps ten feet tall, inscribed on the other side:

ORIGINAL SETTLERS
OF SCITUATE
ANTHONY ANNABLE
THOMAS BYRD
HENRY COBB
JAMES CUDWORTH
EDWARD FOSTER
WILLIAM GILSON
TIMOTHY HATHERLY
HENRY MERRITT
HENRY ROWLEY
NATHANIEL TILDEN
HUMPHREY TURNER


In Deane's history of Scituate,[5]he states unequivocally, "It is certain that William Gillson, Anthony Annable, Thomas Bird, Nathaniel Tilden, Edward Foster, Henry Rowley, and some others were here before 1628." This is especially hard to refute since the Plymouth Colony deeds list a record where Henry Merritt of Scituate sold Nathaniel Tilden a piece of land in Scituate dated 10 April 1628.[6]

However, that is just what has occurred. In the April-June 1994 issue of Great Migration Newsletter, They state, "In the first volume of Plymouth Colony deeds. . . is a record whereby Henry Merritt of Scituate sold to Nathaniel Tilden of the same town a parcel of land in Scituate, dated 10 April 1628, but recorded 20 April 1644. This is one of a series of deeds recorded the same day, all conveying Scituate land, the others being dated from 1636 to 1643. As there is no record of the parties involved in this deed being in New England before the mid-1630s, the date of this document should more likely be 1638, and the proposed settlement of Scituate by 1628 must be rejected."

As late as March, 1633 Timothy Hatherly was referred to in the Plymouth Colony Records as, "Tymothy Hatherly, mercht of London. On the first pages wherein the names of the freeman of the incorporation of Plymouth in 1633, the names of Thomas Bird, Henry Merritt, Nathaniel Tilden and Edward Foster do not appear(although Timothy Hatherly does appear under a listing "The rest admitted afterwards"-- as did Henry Rowley).

What is more telling, however, is the General Court's clues as to the founding of the community of Scituate. According to the Great Migration Newsletter, on 1 January 1633/34 three constables were appointed, one for Plymouth, one for a ward bounded between Jones River & Green's Harbour, and the third "for the ward of Scituate." The ward between Jones River & Green's Harbour became Duxbury.

The designation of the two areas as "wards" indicates they were not viewed as separate towns, but as outlying parts of Plymouth. The Great Migration researchers also found, by comparisons with later lists of town officers, the colony from the start maintained lists in the order in which the towns were founded: in 1636/7, there were Plymouth, Ducksbury and Scituate. In 1638/9 - Plymouth, Duxborrow, Scituate, Sandwich, Cohannet [Taunton], and Yarmouth.

The end result of this tale is: we don't know! He arrived in the colony after 1627 and by 1633. One theory that keeps popping up is that Henry Rowley was part of the congregation meeting in their private sanctuary, a room in the house of Mr. Humphrey Barnet, brewer's clerk in Black Friars in London. Bishop Laud's henchman, Tomlinson seized forty-two including Rev. John Lathrop on the 22nd day of April 1632. Eighteen escaped. To where? Possibly to the colonies. If Henry Rowley was one of them, it would account for the lack of records, because he certainly would have had to leave
the country under the cloak of secrecy. Do not forget the words written by John Lathrop in Scituate after his arrival in the Plymouth Colony: "Upon January 8, 1634 (O.S.) Wee had a day of humiliation & and then att night joyned in covenaunt together. So many of us as had beene in Covenaunt before."[7]

[1] Eugene Aubrey Stratton, Plymouth Colony, Its History & People 1620-1691. (Salt Lake City, Utah: Ancestry Publishing, 1986) page 405.
[2] Ibid, p. 415.
[3] Ibid, p. 419.
[4] Ibid, p. 421.
[5] Samuel Deane, History of Scituate, Massachusetts, From Its First Settlement to 1831. (Boston, Massachusetts: James Loring, Publisher, 1831), page 8.
[6] Nathaniel B. Shurtleff, ed., Records of the Colony of New Plymouth in New England, Volume XII, (Boston, Massachusetts, 1855-1861).
[7] Rev. E. B. Huntington, A.M., A Genealogical Memoir of the Lo-Lathrop Family in this Country, Embracing the Descendants as far as Known. (Ridgefield, Connecticut, Mrs. Julia M. Huntington, Publisher, 1884), pages 24-27. 
ROWLEY, Henry (I392)
 
15 "Laurent DeCamp of New Utrecht, N.Y., 1664", by George Austin Morrison, Jr., published by Joel Munsell's Sons, Albany, NY: 1900.:
NOTE.- (A.) One Gerrit Jansen Van Campen and Machtelt Stoffels, his wife, had a child Jan, baptized at Kingston, N. Y., on 18 April 1661. Witnesses: Jacob Jansen Van Campen; (undoubtedly a brother), Juriaen Westvaal, Marytjen Hansen, and Tryntje Tyssen Bos. From this child Jan sprang all the Kingston, N. Y., and Somerville, N. J. families of "Van Campen" descendants of which settled in Schawangunk, Minisink, and Delaware Water Gap. On 11th June 1667 one Jan Smedes sued Gerrit van Campen in the New Amsterdam Mayors Court and on 17th December 1667 Bartholomew van den Schol sued him in the same court. One Gerrit Jansen Van Campen bought a house and lot at Flushing, N. Y., of Peter Jansen Schol on 27 November 1688 (Liber C. page 45 Flushing Register Office). It seems a fair assumption to regard this Gerrit Jansen Van Campen of Kingston, New York, and Flushing as one and the same person, and that Jacob Jansen Van Campen, who was a witness at the baptism at Kingston, 1661, was probably a brother.

(B.) There was a Gerrit Janzen Van Campen, who had a wife Aeltje Pieter Lamberts, and a child Cornelia, baptized at N. Y. Dutch Church on 1st January 1655. Witness Emmetle Van der Sluys. The name of the witness inclines one to believe that Gerrit Janzen Van Campen was closely related to the following party.

(C.) Lambert Hendrickson Van Campen in 1664 took the oath of allegiance at New Amsterdam, and was assessed later as living in "Marketfield Alley." He and his wife Barbetje Barents, had a child Hendrick, baptized in N. Y. Dutch Church, 9 November 1661. Witness: Marritie Van der Sluys.

(D.) One Jan Martyn Van Campen had a child Johannis, baptized in N. Y. Dutch Church, 4 April 1660. Witnesses: Nicasius de Sille and housewife, and Pieter Montfort. This man was in command of a privateer and is mentioned in N. Y. Colonial records. 
VAN KAMPEN, Jan Gerritsen (I2798)
 
16 #SS death index JOHN, Gertrude Marie (I2333)
 
17 #SS death index JOHN, Gertrude Marie (I2333)
 
18 #SS death index online at Ancestry.com COSTANTINI, Dr. Antonio V. (I206)
 
19 #SS death index online at Ancestry.com COSTANTINI, Dr. Antonio V. (I206)
 
20 (Braintree Now Quincy) ALLEN, James Esq. (I385)
 
21 (Goch, Kleve, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany).

Geertje Hendricks van Goch was probably the daughter of the Heyndreck Gerets van Goch weduwaenar van Wees, who married in a civil ceremony at Haarlem 22 July 1627 Gritgen Jans weduwe van Goch (Haarlem DTB 151:7, FHL 115584). No other record of him has been found, but Grietje Jans might be the Grietje Henricx [i.e., wife of Hendrick] who appears as a baptismal witness above. Hendrick may also have been the father of a Cornelis Hendricx van Goch who was buried at Haarlem 23 November 1657 (Haarlem DTB 72:15). His previous wife remains unidentified.

Goch (Gogh) is a town in Germany next to the Dutch border, and Weeze (Wees) lies about five kilometers to the south. However, this area was part of the Netherlands province of Gelderland until 1715. Mr Otto Schutte states that the painter Vincent Van Gogh's surname derives from the same place. While church records for Goch and Weeze begin too late to be of help in this case, there are other extant records for the area which may prove useful
Footnote: It is not at all clear whether "van Goch" (or "Van Gogh") should be read merely as "from Goch" or as a surname. The marriage record for Geertje's father cited here suggests the use of "van Goch" as a surname, since he is also called "widower from Wees." 
VAN GOGH, Grietje Hendrickz (I3274)
 
22 (or Fairfield County, Connecticut) DRAKE, Mary (I118)
 
23 (or Fairfield County, Connecticut) or 1626 Windsor, Hartford County, Connecticut DRAKE, Samuel (I119)
 
24 (or New London County, Connecticut). MINOR, Lieutenant Clement (I1924)
 
25 (or Northumberland County, Pennsylvania) ATKINSON, James (I1505)
 
26 -1730, one source says 1726 DRAGOO, Peter IV (I871)
 
27 -accord. to marriage record; abt 1827 accord. to death record, place stated in 1865 state census. NOLAN, Bridget (I2438)
 
28 ... Dorcas married Nehemiah Glover in 1792, at age 17, in Pennsylvania <—this Nehemiah, or his son, bought land from Alexander Clegg in Monongalia County, WV 1816; also my Stackpole/Glover couple had a daughter Dorcas…interesting…
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one of the land records in Margaret’s land notes has a John Martin in the description of the property.

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a search of tithable records for Harrison County, Virginia 1812-1820ish shows a John Glover and Vincent Glover both paying tithes from as early as 1814 so probably Margaret is related to one or both of these men.

Online research seems to indicate that Vincent was a son of Thomas and Elizabeth he married Lydia Cutright. It is said he was born in Somerset, PA. 
GLOVER, Margaret (Peggy) (I695)
 
29 ...removed to Missouri...was killed by bushwachers in 1862.

The next two sons, Robert and Joseph, removed to Missouri, where the latter was for many years the principal of the Lexington schools. The former was killed by bushwhackers in 1862.

His date of birth is given as circa 1847 online, there is no way that he was born the year his dad died, when his mother was in her 60s. And still have bought property from his father according to John’s will. (see johns probate in his notes)

Married Nancy S Wright (her first name is also seen as Mary in some census records.)
had:
Armilda Catherine Shaw who married Stephen Whitsett, died in Missouri 1923<—doesn’t look like they had children of their own, maybe adopted one named Ezra Grear 
SHAW, Robert (I712)
 
30 /02 SMITH, John (I1635)
 
31 /03 NEWELL, Deacon Nathaniel (I2611)
 
32 /04 HATCH, Barnabas (I772)
 
33 /06 THOMPSON, Thomas Junior (I219)
 
34 /10 ALLEN, Amey (I384)
 
35 /17 HART, Mary (I1630)
 
36 /25 SMITH, Samuel (I2641)
 
37 /3 (Savage’s Gen. Dic., vol. iv, p558, vol. iii, p215.) BURCHAM, Francis (I1950)
 
38 /33 WELLS, John Duckett (I3028)
 
39 /34  WARD, John (I849)
 
40 /34 Family F2154
 
41 /35 HATCH, Lemuel (I155)
 
42 /35 Family F8
 
43 /35 see marriage notes Family F196
 
44 /36 HATCH, Captain Joseph (I300)
 
45 /40 WELLS, Chiristopher (I3220)
 
46 /49 Family F254
 
47 /72 WARD, John (I849)
 
48 /73 Family F1523
 
49 /83 not mentioned in his mother’s will WELLS, Edward (I3219)
 
50 /91 NEWELL, Thomas (I2748)
 

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