Thursday, October 6, 2011

On This Day: October 6

1605: My 8th great-grandfather, William Ames, the son of John and Cyprian (Brown) Ames was born in Bruton, Somersetshire, England. A farmer and blacksmith, his wife was Hannah (maiden name unknown). He died 1 January 1652/53 in Braintree, now Norfolk County, Massachusetts

[Sources: (1) New England Historic Genealogical Society, "Braintree, MA: Vital Records, 1643-1793," database, American Ancestors ( : accessed 29 Sep 2011), William Ames; Transcription by Waldo C. Sprague from the original records held at the Randolph Town Hall; (2) Rev. Darrell and Sallyann Joiner (, Cary Family History.]© 2011 Denise Spurlock

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