Saturday, May 06, 2017


Moving on now to the family of  Joseph Ellingwood's wife Sarah (Herrick) Ellingwood.

Sarah's immigrant ancestor was Henry Herrick Sr, who is my 8x great grandfather in both the West
and Barker side of my family. On the Barker side it's through his son Joseph and on the West side
through son Henry Jt. I've already blogged about Henry Herrick Sr. so this post will discuss Henry Jr.

Henry Herrick Jr was baptized in Salem, Ma. on 16Jan 1639/40. and  in 1663  married  a woman that  researchers of both the Herrick and Woodbury families.believe to have been Lydia Woodbury. Here's what Richard William Cutter wrote about Henry:

"(VI) Henry (2), fourth son of Henry (1) and Editha (Larkin) Herrick, was baptized January 16, 1640, died in June, 1702. He inherited the Homesteading, at lower Beverly, a pleasant and valuable farm, a part of which remained in the ownership and possession of the family until about 1850. He served as a juror at the witchcraft trials in Salem in 1692. His first wife's maiden name is thought to have been Lydia Woodbury. By her he had five children: Lydia, Joseph, Elizabeth, Samuel, Jonathan. He married (second) 1690, Sarah, widow of John Giddings, of Gloucester, who died in 1711.-p901
 -New England Families, Genealogical and Memorial: A Record of the Achievements of Her People in the Making of Commonwealths and the Founding of a Nation, Volume 2

Two interesting  things in that entry:
-In the witch trial records, Henry is called "Henry Herrick, Sr." but he had no son named Henry. He did, however, have a nephew with the same name who was called "Henry Herrick Jr." to avoid confusion between the two.

- Henry's second wife Sarah, is my 9x great grandmother Sarah (Alcock)Giddings. I'm descended through her daughter Elizabeth, 

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