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Today In Genealogy History – August 16, 2011

Ebenezer Jewell was born 220 years ago – August 16, 1791 – in Coos County, New Hampshire.  Ebenezer was the son of John Jewell and Hannah Quimby.  He married Patience Quimby November 12, 1812, in Grafton County, New Hampshire.  They moved to Maine shortly after their marriage.  Ebenezer and Patience had four children:  Enoch, Thomas, Mary and Ebenezer.  Ebenezer died May 14, 1819, just before the birth of his last child in June of that year.

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  1. I am writing a story pertaining to Winfield S. Jewell, 1850-1884. I have much of his family information but not all. For instance, I know that after the death of his father his widow, Mary, married Philemon P. Oakes in 1868. They were living in Grafton County in 1870. Then in 1875 Philemon remarried. When did Mary die?

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