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Sunday, December 29, 2013

Sharing A Bit Of History

December 29, 2013

Good morning.  It's early, just 5:25 a.m.  I've been up for a couple of hours, and will soon be hopping back into bed for a few more winks.  It's the end of the year, and there really isn't a whole lot of new stuff happening.  So, I'm going to have some fun and post a little of our family's history.

As I've said before, we are descendants of the Mayflower, coming down through William Brewster; then  his son Jonathan Brewster; then his daughter Mary Brewster; then her daughter Mary Turner; and her daughter Honor Prince who married Francis Loud Jr.   (Honor is often spelled Onner)

Francis and Onner Loud's first child, Jacob Loud, was born May 24, 1723 and reared at Weymouth, Massachusetts.  Here, he learned the trade of Housewright, most likely from his father.  On July 3, 1746, Jacob married Mary Smith (also born at Weymouth).

Jacob was a Revolutionary War hero, as he and his five sons are the only family on record as having a father and five sons who fought in that war.  This record is found in Massachusetts, as well as Washington, D.C.  Jacob lived all of his life at Weymouth, and died November 15, 1779.

The five sons are:  Jacob Jr (March 6, 1747 - June 22, 1820) , Esau (September 17, 1750 - March 21, 1798), Peleg (November 29, 1752 - August 18, 1776), Eliphalet (December 30, 1755 - October 4, 1832) and Reuben (October 1, 1761 - October 8, 1795).

His son Reuben Loud took an oil painting of his mother (Mary Smith Loud), and one of the first meeting houses in South Weymouth to Liverpool, England in 1790.  There he had his mother painted on one side of a water pitcher, and his ship on the opposite side.  The meeting house was painted on a bowl.  This water pitcher and bowl are in the possession of the Weymouth Historical Society at Weymouth, Massachusetts. 

These are photos taken from the two sides of the water pitcher.  First there is Mary (Smith) Loud,  1726 - 17997.


And on the opposite side of the water pitcher, this picture of Reuben Loud's ship.   I do not have a copy of the picture painted on the bowl.


I get all of this wonderful information from my family book that was researched and authored by a cousin.   This book is packed full of so many wonderful stories and information about my family since they first settled in this country.  I will have more of these stories to share with you in days to come. 

Now I'm off to make a cup of coffee and to see what's in the fridge that looks interesting enough for breakfast. Till tomorrow, Y'all be safe and have a wonderful day.

Hugs, Edna B.

4 comments:

Mary Ann Roesler said...

I knew you came from the beginnings of our great nation...thanks for sharing it with us. I hope you will give us more in the future...what a fun story from just a poor German family in Wisconsin!

Also let me know if the manipulation books explain masking...if not call me.

Happy New Year to one of the most generous people I know and proud to call you friend.

Mary Ann Roesler said...

I knew you came from the beginnings of our great nation...thanks for sharing it with us. I hope you will give us more in the future...what a fun story from just a poor German family in Wisconsin!

Also let me know if the manipulation books explain masking...if not call me.

Happy New Year to one of the most generous people I know and proud to call you friend.

Andrea @ From The Sol said...

So, aside from being an awesome Massachusetts Lady ... you turn out to be famous. Who would have guessed? You are a true daughter of the Revolution, yes? I am impressed and look forward to hearing more about your family history. I bet they would all be groaning if they knew what was happening in thier beloved New World ... sad, sad!

My Granddaughter was here until almost 4PM today and as much as I hated to see her go, I was ready to plop down in my chair and catch my breath. She is an awesome young lady and I am very proud of her, but I simply don't see enough of her. This is not really her fault. Someday when I have the courage to speak my mind, I will tell you about her mother who has wrecked havoc on our family for way too many years. That my Granddaughter has managed to turn out to be such a sweet young lady is something of a miracle. Next July she turns 18 and we are all going to let out a sigh of relief that we no longer have to deal with anyone but her.

So what will you do to bring in the New Year. Will the Dwarfs be partying? We stay home and off of the streets for at least 24 hours ... we figure it takes that long to get all of the drunks off the road. We watch the Big Apple being dropped and then head for bed. The celebrations in Chicago have never impressed us so we don't even wait for them. The next day is the next day ... albeit 2014, it doesn't feel any different. Just like having a Birthday ... I never feel older, but then clearly, I am older and keep getting older. Which is fine as long as it continues that way ... i.e. don't want it to end any time soon:) So I hope you have a Happy New Year ... I know I will surely talk to you before that happens, but I am covering my bases, Ha! Be well, Edna and hugs to Pogo.

Andrea @ From The Sol

smiekeltje said...

So wonderful to have your family history at hand! Looking forward to hear more of your family history.
As with you not much happening here either, but I don;t mind it too much.
Hopefully you got some more sound sleep after you did the blogpost!
Let's see what I can ramble about in my blogpost and then do a bit ofof work here.
You have a lovely day
Hugs
Kyra