Thursday, March 31, 2011

Mary (Wingate) Pickering

There will be connections from many families to Henry and Ann and different ways to group these, such as by generation.

For example, Henry and Ann Lunt were grandparents of Mary Wingate (#34 The Lunt Family) who, being the wife of Rev Timothy Pickering, was the mother of Timothy Pickering (Larson tree). Mary's daughter, Elizabeth, was the great-grandmother of John Lowell Gardner I (Larson tree). Also, in Mary's descendants list are Robert Charles Winthrop, Jr. and John Kerry (descendants).


Mary's grandfather, John Wingate, is on the list of royal gateways.


Timothy was a Harvard graduate from Salem, MA. He held several positions including Adjutant-General, Secretary of War, Secretary of State under both Washington and Adams, and U.S. Senator.


02/01/2013 -- Update rootsweb references for Larson tree.

08/30/2011 -- Update on Henry (2nd gen) son of Daniel (1st gen).

07/05/2011 -- More on Col. Timothy.

05/09/2011 -- According to Henry's Will, his wife was Anna.

Modified: 02/01/2013

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

George C. Lunt (Silversmith)

As we look at the time between the start of the Great Migration and the present, there are many things that will demand attention. For instance, there are historic events, and people, to consider. Too, Henry's tree will become entangled with many other families. The number of families mentioned in the Index suggests this.

As well, there can be many stories told about the early times. The middle times give us several major conflicts that we need to look at; we have already mentioned Henry Lunt and John Paul Jones, as one example of many. For the current times, a look at the breadth of influence will always be of interest.


We have a good example with Lunt Silversmiths which got its current name in 1935.

George C. Lunt (#1655 The Lunt Family), who was a descendant of Henry through his son, Daniel, was born in Newburyport, MA in 1864. George's grandfather was Silas (Baker-James tree) who was a descendant of Capt. John Cutting.

George apprenticed at the factory (stale), which is in Greenfield, MA, and took ownership from A. F. Towle (Anthony Francis) in 1902. A. F. had taken over the factory from William Moulton (IV - Gault tree) a member of the Moulton family in the 1880s.

William Moulton (I) and his brothers arrived in 1637. The grandson, William (III), was the first confirmed silversmith (c 1742), however the Moultons had worked in metals from the beginning.

Hence, George picked up a 200-year old business.


This is a cursory look that we expect to expand further.


08/10/2015 -- This is the most popular post. We will be checking links. Replaced stale pointer with this: Guild of Colonial Artisans and Tradesmen.

04/20/2011 -- There is an effort to identify early artisans and tradesmen (stale). 

Modified: 08/10/2015