Sunday, October 30, 2011

Hawkins/Maloney Correspondence with Edw. F. Weed

In the latter part of the 19th century and early part of the 20th century, Edward F. Weed of Rowayton, CT did extensive study of the descendants of Jonas Weed, a Puritan who came to the Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1630. He sent questionnaires to hundreds of Weeds and the questionnaires and correspondence between Weed descendants and Mr. Weed are in the New Canaan, CT Historical Society. Fortunately for me, one of the questionnaires was sent to my great-grandmother, Sarah Weed Maloney Hawkins, and I have obtained the questionnaire. It was completed by my grandaunt, M. Frances Maloney (Aunt Frank).
Edward F. Weed Questionnaire 
Upon receipt of completed questionnaire, Mr. Weed would write and ask for additional information. Letters from Mr. Weed to Weed descendants were apparently not kept but the answers were kept. Two letters from M. Frances Maloney were kept at the Historical Society. The first is dated May 12, 1902 and pages 2 and 3 of the letter are reversed.
May 12, 1902 - Page 1
May 12, 1902 - Pages 3 and 2
May 12, 1903 - Page 4
Following this letter, I assume that Mr. Weed asked for more information as Aunt Frank responded on May 29. That letter follows.
May 29, 1902 - Page 1
May 29, 1902 - Pages 2 and 3
May 29, 1902 - Page 4

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