This page is my latest research on the ancestors of Clarinda Chapman born June 21,1803 in Keene, NH, married Rev. Joel Fisk, died November 15, 1878, buried in Ewing Cemetery near Trenton, NJ. Clarinda and Joel are my great great great great grandparents. Among Clarinda's ancestors I found a common ancestor, John Balch, I share with my literary muse and inspiration, Lucy Larcom (1824-1893). I will place some Lucy Larcom links on this page. Emily Dickinson and the late Princess Diana Spencer also show up having common ancestors with Clarinda Chapman.
Some of the surnames covered on this page include Balch, Belding, Chapman, Day, Dickinson, Eaton, Gardener, Gould, Holbrook, Ingalls, Larcom, Newmarch, Pond, Shepherd, and Spencer.
I have several other genealogy pages. Mary Bartlett Gerrish and Jefferson Gage Thurber are another set of my great great great grandparents. William Gerrish is an immigrant ancestor for whom I have found I have five direct lines of descent.
Other families in which I have interest include Anderson (Scotland), Bartlett, Baum, Borden, Clayton, Conover, Fiske, Mair (Scotland), Sampson, Van Note, and Wood. I have enjoyed studying many of the original settler families of Newbury, Rowley, Ipswich, Wenham, and Haverhill in Massachusetts and Boscawen, Hampton, and West Lebanon in NH.
Edward Gerrish Mair, Plum Island, MA October 2001