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Mercy Howes

Female - 1720


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Mercy Howes died in 1720.

    Mercy married Josiah Sears on 3 Apr 1702 in Yarmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts. Josiah (son of Silas Sears and Anna) was born about 1675 in Yarmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts; died in 1727 in Provincetown, Barnstable, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 2. Josiah Sears  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 25 Aug 1708 in Yarmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts; died between 2 Jan 1772 and 11 Feb 1772 in Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts.


Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Josiah Sears Descendancy chart to this point (1.Mercy1) was born on 25 Aug 1708 in Yarmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts; died between 2 Jan 1772 and 11 Feb 1772 in Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: Jan 1772, Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts

    Notes:

    He was a cordwainer.

    As of 16 Dec 2018, ancestry.com's transcription of the record of his will and probate erroneously calls 2 Jan 1772 the date of his probate. But the eighteenth-century probate record that ancestry.com links to -- a piece of handwriting so elegantly legible it could be read from outer space -- clearly says that Josiah Sears made his will on 2 Jan 1772 and that it was probated the following 11 Feb. Whenever possible, always look at the original documents!

    Josiah married Azuba Knowles on 30 Sep 1736 in Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts. Azuba (daughter of Col. Samuel Knowles and Bethia Brown) was born on 6 Feb 1714 in Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts; died in Mar 1762 in Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 3. Josiah Sears  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 1 Feb 1745 in Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts; died on 27 Jul 1819 in Barrington, Shelburne, Nova Scotia.
    2. 4. Azuba Sears  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 5 Nov 1747 in Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts; died in 1839 in Barrington, Shelburne, Nova Scotia.


Generation: 3

  1. 3.  Josiah Sears Descendancy chart to this point (2.Josiah2, 1.Mercy1) was born on 1 Feb 1745 in Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts; died on 27 Jul 1819 in Barrington, Shelburne, Nova Scotia.

    Family/Spouse: Elizabeth. Elizabeth died before 6 Apr 1797. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 5. Azuba Sears  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 26 Feb 1791 in Barrington, Shelburne, Nova Scotia.

  2. 4.  Azuba Sears Descendancy chart to this point (2.Josiah2, 1.Mercy1) was born on 5 Nov 1747 in Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts; died in 1839 in Barrington, Shelburne, Nova Scotia.

    Azuba married Warren Anson Kendrick on 29 Oct 1765. Warren (son of Jonathan Kendrick and Tabitha Eldredge) was born in Sep 1743 in Orleans, Barnstable, Massachusetts; died in 1815 in Barrington, Shelburne, Nova Scotia. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 6. Tabitha Kendrick  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 29 Jul 1766 in Nova Scotia.


Generation: 4

  1. 5.  Azuba Sears Descendancy chart to this point (3.Josiah3, 2.Josiah2, 1.Mercy1) was born on 26 Feb 1791 in Barrington, Shelburne, Nova Scotia.

    Azuba married Daniel McComiskey about 1813. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 7. James McComiskey  Descendancy chart to this point was born in 1827 in Woods Harbour, Shelburne, Nova Scotia; died on 13 Feb 1915 in Lower East Pubnico, Yarmouth, Nova Scotia; was buried in Old Wilson Cemetery, Charlesville, Shelburne, Nova Scotia.

  2. 6.  Tabitha Kendrick Descendancy chart to this point (4.Azuba3, 2.Josiah2, 1.Mercy1) was born on 29 Jul 1766 in Nova Scotia.

    Tabitha married Joshua Nickerson on 26 Jun 1785 in Barrington, Shelburne, Nova Scotia. Joshua (son of Joshua Nickerson and Esther Ryder) was born in 1763 in Shag Harbor, Barrington, Shelburne, Nova Scotia; died in 1800 in Oak Park, Barrington, Shelburne, Nova Scotia. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 8. Tabitha Nickerson  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 9 Sep 1790 in Barrington, Shelburne, Nova Scotia; died on 18 Jan 1844.

    Tabitha married James Smith in Jul 1803 in Barrington Township, Shelburne County, Nova Scotia. James (son of Archelaus Smith and Elizabeth Nickerson) was born on 6 Oct 1762 in Barrington, Shelburne, Nova Scotia; died on 28 May 1842 in Nova Scotia. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 9. Elizabeth Smith  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 27 Jun 1809; died on 10 Apr 1887.


Generation: 5

  1. 7.  James McComiskey Descendancy chart to this point (5.Azuba4, 3.Josiah3, 2.Josiah2, 1.Mercy1) was born in 1827 in Woods Harbour, Shelburne, Nova Scotia; died on 13 Feb 1915 in Lower East Pubnico, Yarmouth, Nova Scotia; was buried in Old Wilson Cemetery, Charlesville, Shelburne, Nova Scotia.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: Abt 1828, Nova Scotia

    Notes:

    Listed in the 1871 census as a "seaman."

    Family/Spouse: Christiana Wilson. Christiana (daughter of Robert Wilson and Sophia Nickerson) was born on 3 Feb 1831 in Woods Harbour, Shelburne, Nova Scotia; died on 6 Mar 1905 in Pubnico, Yarmouth, Nova Scotia; was buried in Old Wilson Cemetery, Charlesville, Shelburne, Nova Scotia. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 10. Ella Seretha McComiskey  Descendancy chart to this point was born in 1869 in Nova Scotia; died on 9 Jan 1947 in Somerville, Middlesex, Massachusetts.

  2. 8.  Tabitha Nickerson Descendancy chart to this point (6.Tabitha4, 4.Azuba3, 2.Josiah2, 1.Mercy1) was born on 9 Sep 1790 in Barrington, Shelburne, Nova Scotia; died on 18 Jan 1844.

    Family/Spouse: James Smith. James (son of James Smith and Sarah Wilson) was born in 1787; died on 15 Jul 1870 in Cape Sable Island, Shelburne, Nova Scotia. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 11. Asenath Smith  Descendancy chart to this point

  3. 9.  Elizabeth Smith Descendancy chart to this point (6.Tabitha4, 4.Azuba3, 2.Josiah2, 1.Mercy1) was born on 27 Jun 1809; died on 10 Apr 1887.

    Elizabeth married Judah Nickerson on 6 May 1824. Judah (son of John Nickerson and Dorothy James "Dolly" Burke) was born on 23 Jun 1801 in Woods Harbour, Shelburne, Nova Scotia; died on 17 Feb 1895 in Clark's Harbour, Cape Sable Island, Shelburne, Nova Scotia; was buried in Oakvale Cemetery, Shelburne, Nova Scotia. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 12. Ephraim Clifford Nickerson  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 26 Jun 1832 in Clark's Harbour, Cape Sable Island, Shelburne, Nova Scotia; died on 14 Sep 1915 in Clark's Harbour, Cape Sable Island, Shelburne, Nova Scotia.


Generation: 6

  1. 10.  Ella Seretha McComiskey Descendancy chart to this point (7.James5, 5.Azuba4, 3.Josiah3, 2.Josiah2, 1.Mercy1) was born in 1869 in Nova Scotia; died on 9 Jan 1947 in Somerville, Middlesex, Massachusetts.

    Ella married Alfred Smith Nickerson in 1903 in Shelburne, Nova Scotia. Alfred (son of Ephraim Clifford Nickerson and Mathilda Smith) was born on 9 Nov 1870 in Nova Scotia; died after 9 Jan 1947 in Somerville, Middlesex, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 13. Bernard Everett Nickerson  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 14 Jun 1908 in Clark's Harbour, Cape Sable Island, Shelburne, Nova Scotia; died on 17 May 1993 in Clark's Harbour, Cape Sable Island, Shelburne, Nova Scotia.

  2. 11.  Asenath Smith Descendancy chart to this point (8.Tabitha5, 6.Tabitha4, 4.Azuba3, 2.Josiah2, 1.Mercy1)

    Family/Spouse: Zephaniah H. Newell. Zephaniah (son of Hezechiah Newell and Martha Nickerson) was born on 3 Oct 1827 in Cape Sable Island, Shelburne, Nova Scotia; died on 23 Nov 1911 in Somerville, Middlesex, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 14. Martha A. Newell  Descendancy chart to this point

  3. 12.  Ephraim Clifford Nickerson Descendancy chart to this point (9.Elizabeth5, 6.Tabitha4, 4.Azuba3, 2.Josiah2, 1.Mercy1) was born on 26 Jun 1832 in Clark's Harbour, Cape Sable Island, Shelburne, Nova Scotia; died on 14 Sep 1915 in Clark's Harbour, Cape Sable Island, Shelburne, Nova Scotia.

    Notes:

    Ted C. D'Eon (citation details below) calls him a Gx8-grandson of the immigrant William Nickerson.

    Family/Spouse: Mathilda Smith. Mathilda (daughter of Reuben Smith and Deborah Covell) was born on 28 May 1834 in Barrington, Shelburne, Nova Scotia; died on 28 Apr 1891 in Cape Sable Island, Shelburne, Nova Scotia. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 15. Alfred Smith Nickerson  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 9 Nov 1870 in Nova Scotia; died after 9 Jan 1947 in Somerville, Middlesex, Massachusetts.


Generation: 7

  1. 13.  Bernard Everett Nickerson Descendancy chart to this point (10.Ella6, 7.James5, 5.Azuba4, 3.Josiah3, 2.Josiah2, 1.Mercy1) was born on 14 Jun 1908 in Clark's Harbour, Cape Sable Island, Shelburne, Nova Scotia; died on 17 May 1993 in Clark's Harbour, Cape Sable Island, Shelburne, Nova Scotia.

    Notes:

    Emigrated from Nova Scotia to Boston around 1926, taking up residence in Somerville. Returned to Nova Scotia before 1951.

    Bernard married Edith Estelle Drew in 1937 in Somerville, Middlesex, Massachusetts. Edith (daughter of Benjamin Edwin Drew and Laura Adele Currier) was born on 22 Mar 1911 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts; died on 12 Sep 2008 in Washington, Washington, Iowa. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 16. Lorna Mae Nickerson  Descendancy chart to this point was born in Mar 1942.

  2. 14.  Martha A. Newell Descendancy chart to this point (11.Asenath6, 8.Tabitha5, 6.Tabitha4, 4.Azuba3, 2.Josiah2, 1.Mercy1)

    Family/Spouse: Cyrus L. Nickerson. Cyrus (son of Knowles Nickerson and Elizabeth Swain) was born on 15 Sep 1838 in Nova Scotia; died in 1912 in Shelburne, Nova Scotia. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 17. Zepheniah Nickerson  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 6 Dec 1867 in Nova Scotia; died on 9 Jun 1936 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts.

  3. 15.  Alfred Smith Nickerson Descendancy chart to this point (12.Ephraim6, 9.Elizabeth5, 6.Tabitha4, 4.Azuba3, 2.Josiah2, 1.Mercy1) was born on 9 Nov 1870 in Nova Scotia; died after 9 Jan 1947 in Somerville, Middlesex, Massachusetts.

    Notes:

    Arrived in the US from Clark's Harbour, Nova Scotia, in Feb 1924, proceeding to Medford, Massachusetts. Said to have died Oct 1953 in Somerville.

    Alfred married Ella Seretha McComiskey in 1903 in Shelburne, Nova Scotia. Ella (daughter of James McComiskey and Christiana Wilson) was born in 1869 in Nova Scotia; died on 9 Jan 1947 in Somerville, Middlesex, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 18. Bernard Everett Nickerson  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 14 Jun 1908 in Clark's Harbour, Cape Sable Island, Shelburne, Nova Scotia; died on 17 May 1993 in Clark's Harbour, Cape Sable Island, Shelburne, Nova Scotia.


Generation: 8

  1. 16.  Lorna Mae Nickerson Descendancy chart to this point (13.Bernard7, 10.Ella6, 7.James5, 5.Azuba4, 3.Josiah3, 2.Josiah2, 1.Mercy1) was born in Mar 1942.

    Lorna married Ronald Whitman Nickerson about 1960 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, and was divorced about 1982. Ronald (son of Whitman Blades Nickerson and Nellie May Acker) was born on 24 Feb 1937 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts; died on 8 May 2010 in Cedar Rapids, Linn, Iowa. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 19. Lydia Drew Nickerson  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 24 May 1962 in New Castle, Lawrence, Pennsylvania.

  2. 17.  Zepheniah Nickerson Descendancy chart to this point (14.Martha7, 11.Asenath6, 8.Tabitha5, 6.Tabitha4, 4.Azuba3, 2.Josiah2, 1.Mercy1) was born on 6 Dec 1867 in Nova Scotia; died on 9 Jun 1936 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: Abt 1869, Nova Scotia

    Notes:

    "CLARK'S HARBOR, June 22 - The funeral of Zephaniah Nickerson, whose death occurred recently at East Boston, was held at the home of his sister, Mrs. Whitfield Blades on Sunday afternoon, Rev. Maxwell Balsor officated. The late Mr. Nickerson, who was 68 years old was one of Clark's Harbor's most respected citizens. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth, two daughters, Mrs. Frank MacCaulay of Boston, and Mrs. William Symonds of Clark's Harbor and two sons, Whitfield and Ivan of East Boston. One sister, Mrs. Blades resides here, and one brother, Samuel in Boston." [The Halifax Chronicle, 23 Jun 1936]

    Zepheniah married Mary Elizabeth Crowell on 19 Sep 1898 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts. Mary (daughter of John Samuel Crowell and Eliza Jane Bangay) was born on 15 Apr 1877 in West Head, Lockeport, Shelburne, Nova Scotia; died on 20 Nov 1952 in Cape Sable Island, Shelburne, Nova Scotia. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 20. Whitman Blades Nickerson  Descendancy chart to this point was born in Mar 1905 in Clark's Harbour, Cape Sable Island, Shelburne, Nova Scotia; died in Mar 1937 in Chelsea, Suffolk, Massachusetts.

  3. 18.  Bernard Everett Nickerson Descendancy chart to this point (15.Alfred7, 12.Ephraim6, 9.Elizabeth5, 6.Tabitha4, 4.Azuba3, 2.Josiah2, 1.Mercy1) was born on 14 Jun 1908 in Clark's Harbour, Cape Sable Island, Shelburne, Nova Scotia; died on 17 May 1993 in Clark's Harbour, Cape Sable Island, Shelburne, Nova Scotia.

    Notes:

    Emigrated from Nova Scotia to Boston around 1926, taking up residence in Somerville. Returned to Nova Scotia before 1951.

    Bernard married Edith Estelle Drew in 1937 in Somerville, Middlesex, Massachusetts. Edith (daughter of Benjamin Edwin Drew and Laura Adele Currier) was born on 22 Mar 1911 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts; died on 12 Sep 2008 in Washington, Washington, Iowa. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 21. Lorna Mae Nickerson  Descendancy chart to this point was born in Mar 1942.