Last month, I had the pleasure of conducting some research in Berkshire County, Massachusetts on the ancestry of Allen-6 and Dorothy (DYER) MINER who were married at Cummington, Hampshire County, Massachusetts in 1794 and ultimately settled in Greenwood, Steuben County, New York (where I reside). In the process, I discovered a lot of "new" information on their parents:
Jonathan Ransford-5 MINER (Jonathan-4, Thomas-3, Manassah-2, Thomas-1) of Windsor, Berkshire County, Massachusetts who married Esther-5 ALLYN (Samuel-4, Robert-3, John-2, Robert-1).
James-5 DYER (Joseph-4, William-3, Christopher-2, William-1) of Plainfield, Hampshire Co., MA who married Dorothy-5 WHITMARSH (Ezra-4-3, John-2-1).
This "new" information includes important corrections and additions to the following sources (in chronological order):
Lora Altine Woodbury Underhill, Descendants of Edward Small [Cambridge, Massachusetts:Privately Printed at The Riverside Press; 1910]
The Groton Avery Clan [Cleveland, Ohio; 1912]
John Augustus Miner, Thomas Minor, Descendants 1608-1981 [Trevett, Maine; 1981]
To access my updated MINER & DYER documentation, please click on the following links.