New England Genealogy Notes

Research notes on ancestors and relatives from early New England, including Boston Irish and Massachusetts Bay Puritan families.


1. Family tradition from Robert Paul O'Hara.
2. Virginia A. May, "Descendants of Isaac Woods," 14-page mimeograph prepared about 1976 (being a continuation of "The Woods Family of Groton" by Henry Ernest Woods, 1910), accompanied by a two-page mimeograph headed "We are descended directly from the following original proprietors of Groton, Mass." which traces Isaac Woods' ancestry back to twelve Groton proprietors.
3. Death Certificate, 27 November 1905, Massachusetts, 1905, Vol. 30, p. 396, No. 1578.
4. FamilySearch,
5. Bible given to "Zechariah and Marcella C. Fitch from their sincere friend Joshua Green / Groton / 1 Dec 1861," New York: American Bible Society, 1859. In possession of RJO.
6. Samuel A. Green, Groton During the Indian Wars, Groton: Privately Printed, 1883.
7. Jayne Pratt Lovelace, The Pratt Directory, 1998 ed., East Haddam, Connecticut: Ancestor House, 1998.
8. Elinor F. Skeate (ed.), The Family of Samuel Woods of Groton, MA, Privately Printed, 1998.
9. Ezra S. Stearns, "The descendants of Dea. Zachary Fitch of Reading," New England Historical and Genealogical Register, 55: 288-294, 400-407; 56: 41-47, 1901-1902.
10. Elinor F. Skeate (ed.), Groton Family Newsletter.
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