of my current projects is to document the Wyeth family of New England
through the 1600s to the 1900s. The progenitor of the family was
Nicholas Wyeth, born in England and emigrated to Cambridge, Middlesex
County, Massachusetts during the early part of the Great Migration.
He died in 1680. He was my 10th
genealogy itself, while only partly documented, is coming along
nicely. I’ve been touching it off and on for several years now.
Parts of this genealogy I’ve lifted off of the Internet. I’ve
been looking for documents to back up the assertions made in that
version. Some of the undocumented
seem to be based on personal knowledge and recent events, so there
should be documents online.
genealogy as it exists right now is about 25 8.5” x 11” inch
pages with footnotes. It is in a fairly strict NEHGS Register
plan to post it somewhere in the future, but not just yet since there
is unfinished business with the more recent family sketches. Since
it is a fairly short document, perhaps growing to 50 or so pages,
I’ll probably not publish it on Amazon or Lulu, where my other
publications are available.
of the more interesting parts I’ve found is: Ruth Shepard, who
married William Wyeth (1657-1703), was
not the daughter of Thomas Shepard, born say 1635-1637 and died at
Milton, Massachusetts 26 September 1719, and Hannah Ensign, born
probably at Scituate, Massachusetts circa 1638 (baptized at Hingham,
Massachusetts 6 July 1640) and died at Malden, Massachusetts 14 March
E. Bowman, “Ensigns Revisited,”
The American Genealogist,
73 (October 1998), 249.] Who she was seems to remain a mystery.
of the families covered, in particular the New England families, I’ve
fairly completely documented, but trailing the others will be a
challenge. Since they seem to have dispersed across the country, some
to Washington state and some to the western states, I’ve got my
work cut out for me.