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Monday, November 18, 2013
Ebenezer Pulsifer 1750
born in Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts, USA
grandfather of Lucy Pulsifer Granger of Beaumont, TX I just found a hand notated baptism for Ebenezer Jr, 4 Nov 1744.
From:Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988
for Ebenezer Pulsifer
Gloucester, Church Records, with Baptisms, Burials, Births, Marriages, and Deaths
So though 7 other family trees say he was born 18 Nov, 1750, it is more likely that there really was a son by this name 6 years prior to the birth date that all those other trees have. I haven't been able to find the source of their date. (Though sometimes when an infant died, another child was given the same name who was born later.)
So I'm using the beautifully written (penmanship that was beautiful is so lovely to read) date from the baptism. I didn't have time to see which record it actually was page 374 from. Those Massachusetts people knew what to keep track of though, didn't they?
So the man that lived for all those years in Massachusetts and had a son named Ebenezer (3rd generation of that name) and a daughter named Lucy Elizabeth Parsons is a direct ancestor of mine. Lucy married George Granger, and their daughter Mary had a daughter named Zuleika who was my great grandmother. With all the daughter's each generation had a different last name, of course.
Lucy moved with her 2 brothers, Ebenezer and Joseph (both of whom never married,) to Beaumont TX, then on to Galveston. The brothers did the surveying of Beaumont and donated 50 acres for the town center.
My grandmother, being a frugal person, tried to see if there was any inheritance due her from that town center, not to mention the oil that later was found nearby. She didn't receive anything, but did get her name mentioned in legal documents as a descendent of the original founders of the town.
So thanks for the man that had sons and a daughter who pioneered Texas.