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Name: Robert Converse Gray <rgray@pozenresearch.com>
Date: 2014-08-02
Earliest Known Converse Josiah Converse - 1765-1848
They were from? Bakersfield, VT
Comments:
Nice that this portion of my family tree is already so well researched. Am part of the Springfield, MA Converse group.
 

Name: Anais Smith Kahermanes <akahermanes@yahoo.com>
Date: 2014-06-09
Earliest Known Converse Deacon Edward Convers
They were from? England
Comments:
My Great Grandmother was Anais Converse, the sister of Henrietta Converse, who was previously mentioned by one of your guests before me. Hello Cousin!
 

Name: Reginald L Converse <regconverse@aol.com>
Date: 2014-05-26
Earliest Known Converse Deacon Edward Conyers
They were from? England
Comments:
In Lincolon, Nebraska, visting graves in Wyuka Cemetery on O Street of my great-great grandfather Parley Converse, Jr (son of Parley, Sr and grandson of Rev. Jeremiah -- both buried in Plain City, Ohio), great-grandfather Forrest (or Forest?, Parley Jr's second wife Hannah Phillips, and daughter of Forrest...Pearl. Also buried in Wyuka, are Dr. Joel N Converse, son of Lathrop Converse, who was a brother to Parley Sr and grandson of Rev. Jeremiah. Also visited graves in Ashland, Nebraska of my grandparents Lynn Edgar and Saloma Alice (Gordon) Converse, along with their first son Lamar Forest Converse and his wife Irene Weibke (Matzen) Converse. The mother of Lynn (namely, Fannie E Shipp), who after her husband Forest died in Lincoln, moved to a farm near Ashland and married a John Mott (also buried in Ashland) is also buried in Ashland. Proud of my Converse lineage and heritage. I am at (260) 704-7344.
 

Name: Elizabeth Converse <Econverse08@gmail.com>
Date: 2014-04-16
Earliest Known Converse Deacon Edward
They were from? England previously France
Comments:
Here is the entry regarding my grandmother Henrietta Converse, and other relatives. I was born in Springfield

356. DOCTOR ALBERT LUTHER CONVERSE,8 (Henry,7 (189), Otis,6 Joel,5 Thomas,4 Samuel,3 Sergt. Samuel,2 Deacon Edward,1) born in Painesville, Ohio, 29 June 1842. He was graduated in medicine 4 March 1864, and practised his profession ten years in central Illinois. Since then he has been engaged in farming, and as a dealer in real estate. He is now President of the Springfield
Page 538 - The Converse Family
(Photos of Florence Niana Converse; Henry Aaron Converse)

Paving Brick Company, a corporation doing business in Springfield, Ill. He is active in Christian work, and is prominent in public affairs. He has twice represented this district in Illinois legislature, and is a member of the Sangamon County Board of Supervisors, and President of the Springfield Associated Board of Charities. He married, in Springfield, Ill., 6 September 1864, Henrietta Thompson, who was born in Louisville, Ky., 16 March 1844, daughter of Aaron and Lavinia (Smith) Thompson, both natives of Long Hill, N. J., the former born 3 December 1812 and the latter born 26 June 1816.

Children of Dr. Albert Luther and Henrietta (Thompson) Converse:
FLORENCE NIANA CONVERSE,9 born in Springfield, Ill, 24 Aug. 1865; died there 27 Sept. 1883.
ANAIS CONVERSE,9 born in Springfield, 24 July 1867; married Dr. Frank Buchanan Smith (450).
OLIVE THOMPSON CONVERSE,9 born in Springfield, 27 June 1870; died 6 Feb. 1872.
HENRY AARON CONVERSE,9 born in Springfield, 19 Sept. 1875; was graduated from law department of the University of Michigan in 1900. He was a member there of Delta Chi fraternity, of which he was President in his Senior year. In 1901, he was appointed first assistant U. S. Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois. He and his sister Anais witnessed the golden weddings of their paternal and maternal grandparents.
Page 539 - The Converse Family
(Photos of Albert Edward Converse; Henrietta Converse; Frank Mosby Converse; Mrs. Bassilia (Colchade) Converse)

ALBERT EDWARD CONVERSE,9 born in Springfield, 26 Feb. 1881; was graduated from Springfield High School in 1898. Entered Dental College in Sept. 1901.
HENRIETTA CONVERSE,9 born in Springfield, 27 March 1890.

 

Name: Elizabeth Converse <Econverse08@gmail.com>
Date: 2014-04-15
Earliest Known Converse In America. Deacon Edward
They were from? England
Comments:
I am a descendant of deacon Edward Converse. Have the two volume set referred to. Mu grandmother, Henrietta Converse, and family, is in the book with photo s

Have always treasured having a written family history and look forward to reading more here.

Discovered u while visiting Converse Grove in Sequoias

 

Name: Deana O'Connell <designsbydee@hughes.net>
Date: 2013-10-18
Earliest Known Converse Ruth Converse 1717
They were from? Woburn, Mass.
Comments:
8th Great Grandfather.
 

Name: Lynda kibbe Kissack <Lyndakissack@ymail.com>
Date: 2013-09-11
Earliest Known Converse Deacon Edward converse
They were from? England
Comments:
My great grandmother Helen Lucinda converse was the daughter of horatio converse and Hannah post converse.
 

Name: Sue <Grossman>
Date: 2013-06-09
Earliest Known Converse Deacon Edward
They were from? Navestock or Wakerly, England
Comments:
I am 12th generation, from Edward,
to Sgt. Samuel, Sr.
to Samuel, Jr.,
to Thomas,
to David, Sr.,
to Joseph Elliott,
to Arthur Mott,
to Mary Phoebe who married Herbert Timothy Smith,
to Mark Herbert Smith,
to Vera Jean Smith Russell,
to Norman Russell
to me, Sue Russell Grossman

 

Name: Katha Bolduc <kbolduc92207@yahoo.com>
Date: 2013-06-05
Earliest Known Converse Ada Jane Converse 1868-1945
They were from? Bridport Vermont
Comments:
I honestly can't believe what I've just found on this website!! I am a descendant of the Converse's in Vermont and I have a authentic map from 1871 with my Great, Great, Great Grandfather George Converse's Homestead on it and it is about five miles from where I live today!! I found the map in an antique store and saw that I had three relitives on it and it sent chills down my spine. It also has George's Father- Henry or (Heman) Converse's Homestead on it as well!! Just to know that I descended from such a influencial family is incredible!!
 

Name: Claire Zahn <rootcellarzahns@yahoo.com >
Date: 2012-05-03
Earliest Known Converse Well, I thought it was Roger De Coigniers but not sure now!
They were from? French Huegonuts(sp)
Comments:
I am from the Deacon Edward Converse Family. My research is very small but am trying to get it together for my 83 year old mother, Patricia C (Converse) Zahn before she is gone from us forever! My grandfather was Wilber Hudson Converse, Jr, his father Wilber H Sr, his father before him was Wilber (ur) Converse Born to Squire and Mercy Phillips, Squire, the son of Parley and Sally Ketch, son of Jeremiah and Rhoda Converse (his cousin), he was the son of Capt Pain, Son of Pain and Mary Halford, son of Samuel and Dorcas, son of Sergt Samuel, son of Deacon E. Wliber, son of Squire supposedly died in New Orleans about 2 months before Wilber H Sr was born or when he was 2 Months old in 1878.
I have been using the Family tree Book written by Charles Allen Converse, published by Putnam, 1905. I also used the Book by Mr Hill, 1887 so, the Road to Royalty Broken is something I am interested in. It seems to have put me off course a bit. I have a handwritten list of family members but I cannot tell who belongs to who. This would be the Roger De Coigners Family. Is Mr Kurth related to the Convers/e families? If so, I would like to correspond with him about his findings. My Great Aunt Muriel is still living in Maine and she is the last surviving child of Wilber Hudson Converse, Sr and Maude Harper Converse, who had 8 children.

I love your website!!!! Thank you for having it here for us to see, use and question, photos and all!
Claire

 

Name: Brenda (Converse) Nightingale <kayla1947@comcast.net>
Date: 2011-07-19
Earliest Known Converse Edward Converse
They were from? England
Comments:
I just started looking up converse info. We don't know much about our grandfather. Both my parents are deceased and I have a hand full of names with no dates. It starts from Edward,Samuel, Thomas,Joel,Lyman,Erastus
and Henry E born in Lyme NH and my grandfather Frank Chester Converse, born in Boston Ma and married Josephine Emily King. Would appreciate any info if you come across Frank Converse My father Harry Warren Converse was their only child. You have done such a great job on your research. God Bless, Brenda Nightingale

 

Name: Linda Kirkella <lkirkella@yahoo.com>
Date: 2011-06-03
Earliest Known Converse Edward Converse
They were from? England
Comments:
You are so Appreciated !!! Solved so many problems I was trying to sort through !!
 

Name: Fred Converse <frconverse@optonline.net>
Date: 2011-04-17
Earliest Known Converse Edward Converse
They were from? Charlestown, MA
URL for your Web site http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~converse/index.html
Comments:
Just returned from a Converse birthday party today held in Malden at the Converse Memorial Library. For those Converse's connected to Elisha Slade who haven't made a visit there, it is a must do experience.
 

Name: Sheryl Mills <conversej@comcast.net>
Date: 2011-03-06
Earliest Known Converse Elisha S and James W Converse
They were from? Boston/Malden, MA
Comments:
We have many family photos and documents of James and Elisha's children - Ida, Costello, James, and Emma. Some of the photographs are unidentified - maybe Isaac Chick. We are looking for other relatives sharing common interests in James W. Converse. Names: Boggs, Chick, Parker, Richards, Hoffman, Painter, Thatcher, Pearson, Cook, Lucas, Miller, Spaulding
 

Name: Lucy Hahn <lucy007@mac.com>
Date: 2011-02-01
Earliest Known Converse Christopher Conyers
They were from? Wakerly Northhamptonshire Eng
URL for your Web site some day soon
Comments:
1] Edward 'Deacon' Convers (1590-1663), 2] Samuel 'Sgt' Convers (1638-1669), 3] Samuel Converse (1662-1732) m Dorcas Pain*, 4] Edward 'Ensign' Converse (1696-1784), 5] James 'Ensign' Converse (1719-1753), 6] Alpheus Converse (1752-1817), 7] Marquis Converse (1785-1842), 8] Lydia Lyon Converse (1815-1895) m John Wells Foster, 9] dau Alice Eudocia Foster m2 Walter Scott Cheesman, 10] dau Gladys Cheesman m John Evans (my grandparents).

* not the daughter of Thomas Paine

My sister and I are direct descendants though we no longer have the Converse name. We are hooked on genealogy. My goal is to find a ship for each ancestor.

You have a fabulous site. The documentation and the photos make each visit a joy.

Thank you

 

Name: Scott Converse <scottandheather@conversefamily.net>
Date: 2010-12-12
Earliest Known Converse Charles Frederick Converse
They were from? Rochester??? NY
Comments:
Looking for information
 

Name: Heather Hill (Crabtree) <hbmmcw@yahoo.com>
Date: 2010-04-25
Earliest Known Converse Deacon Edward Converse
Comments:
I am trying to find information on Erastus Converse son of Jeremiah Converse Jr. I am his great great great granddaughter. I have looked through both volumes of "The Converse Family and Allied Families" and in the second volume I am having a difficult time finding his information online. Any assistance is appreciated! Thanks in advance.
 

Name: Deborah Ann Vasquez <rahez57@hotmail.com>
Date: 2010-03-29
Earliest Known Converse Jose Gonzales
They were from? Brackettville, Texas
Comments:
FRANK MOSBY CONVERSE,8 (Albert,7 (193), Otis,6 Joel,5 Thomas,4 Samuel,3 Sergt. Samuel,2 Deacon Edward,1) was born in New Orleans, La., in 1846. He was a solider, C.S.A., and was inside of Fort Morgan, Mobile Bay, Ala., during the entire time that fortification underwent the siege and terrific bombardment by the Union fleet, under Farragut, but escaped without a wound.
Page 540 - The Converse Family
(Photos of Frank Mosby Converse)

At the surrender of Fort Morgan, he was paroled, and did no further active service. His comrades spoke of him as being brave and fearless in the discharge of his military duties. After the war he removed to Brackettville, Texas, where he resided until his death 4 May 1886. In 1881 and 1882 he was in the employ of Thomas Piggott, at Brackettville, as accountant. He was also, for four or six years, Hide and Cattle Inspector of Kinney County, Texas. He was a Justice of the Peace, and, at the time of his death, held the office of Deputy Sheriff. He married at Eagle Pass, Texas, in 1847, daughter of Hilario Colchado and Refugis Colchado, nee Hernandes de Cardenas. She died 15 September 1883 in Brackettville, where their four children were born, which continues to be the place of residence of his surviving children.
Children:
MARY CONVERSE,9 born 22 Dec. 1869; married in Bracketteville, 5 Dec. 1885, Emilio Gonzales, who was born 22 May 1861 in Cuatro, Cienegas, in the State of Coahuila, Mexico, the son of Juan and Trinidad (Gutierres) Gonzales of Monclova, state of Coahuila, Mexico. To Emilio and Mary (Converse) Gonzales five children were born in Bracketville:
MARIA BACILIA GONZALES,10 b. 2 Sept. 1886
EMILIO CONVERSE GONZALES,10 b. 2 March 1891
JOSE GONZALES,10 b. 25 Jan. 1893
FRANCISCO GONZALES,10 b. 10 March 1895 MARIA ERLINDA GONZALES,10 b. 20 Feb. 1897
ALBERT CONVERSE,9 born 19 Sept. 1872
CECILIO CONVERSE,9 born 22 Nov. 1875
FRANK CONVERSE,9 born 15 April 1880; died 28 June 1890

 

Name: Deborah Ann Vasquez <rahez57@hotmail.com>
Date: 2010-03-29
Earliest Known Converse Jose Gonzales
They were from? Brackettville, Texas
Comments:
My maternal great grandfather was son of Emilio Gonzales and Mary Converse daughter of Frank Mosby Converse.
 

Name: Dave Jenkins <djenkins1013@gmail.com>
Date: 2010-01-06
Earliest Known Converse Alfred (Albert?) Converse d.1866?
They were from? Calais, Vermont
Comments:
I believe Alfred (Albert) was buried in Calais (East Calais?),
behind the church on State Highway l4 (Fairview Cemetery?).

My gr.mother was born Margaret Ann Converse in that area of VT. She had one sister, Josephine, and two others names unknown. Margaret married Eugene Clowse and Josephine m. Gregory Belcher. Margaret was born approx. 1890 and died in 1959, Richmond, VT. Any record of these people? Thanx.

 

Name: Rose Barnes Farkas <raf91153@aol.com>
Date: 2009-09-15
Earliest Known Converse Florence Foster Dayton
They were from? Newark, NJ
Comments:
My grandmother was Florence Lillian Foster Dayton, born in Newark, NJ. My Dad was Converse Lucius Barnes from Vermont, born in Medford, MA. Grandfather was Earl Franklin Barnes. My Dad had relatives in Lyme, NH, by names of Converse, I believe Electra.
 

Name: Rose Barnes Farkas <raf91153@aol.com>
Date: 2009-09-15
Earliest Known Converse Converse Lucius Barnes
They were from? Vermont
Comments:
My dad was Converse Lucius Barnes, son to Earl Franklin Barnes and Florence Lillian Foster Dayton. Dad was born in Medford, MA.
 

Name: Diane Mesh <mesh1858@comcast.net>
Date: 2009-07-26
Earliest Known Converse Harry E. and Mary Converse
They were from? Malden, MA
Comments:
I believe that my gmother worked for this family from about 1893-1903. I know nothing of my gmother other than she worked for the rubber shoe co. family and her address was on Main St. in Malden, MA. I have many beautiful pictures of her taken sitting on rocks by the sea. I am trying to learn more about Peter Converse, June Butler Converse and the Moorings House in Charles Neck Point, Marion, Ma
 

Name: Alan J. Converse <comveream@san.rr.com>
Date: 2009-03-30
Earliest Known Converse Arad Converse (ggggrandfather)
They were from? Bakersfield, VT
Comments:
My reserch indicates Arad is son of Joshia who is buried in Bakersfield but was born in Brookfield, MA. He seems to be a decendant of Decon Edward Converse of Woburn, MA.
 

Name: Heather Wilkinson Rojo <vrojo@comcast.net>
Date: 2009-01-18
Earliest Known Converse Deacon Edward Convers
URL for your Web site http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/r/o/j/Heather-W-Rojo/index.html
Comments:
Great website! I love all the information.
My lineage from Dea. Edward Convers:

Gen. 1 Edward Convers and Sarah Parker
Gen. 2 James Convers and Anna Long
Gen. 3 James Converse and Hannah Carter
Gen. 4 Robert Converse and Mary Sawyer
Gen. 5 Susanna Converse and Caleb Simonds
Gen. 6 Ruth Simonds and Andrew Munroe
Gen. 7. Luther Simonds Munroe and Olive Flint
Gen. 8 Phebe Cross Munroe and Robert Wilson Wilkinson
Gen. 9 Albert Munroe Wilkinson and Isabella Lyons Bill
Gen. 10 Donald Munroe Wilkinson and Bertha Louise Roberts (my grandparents)

 

Name: Toni Converse <toniandleonard@yahoo.com>
Date: 2008-03-31
Earliest Known Converse Anthony Converse
They were from? St. Francisville, Louisiana
Comments:
Great job, thanks for the info.!
 

Name: Reginald L Converse <regconverse@aol.com>
Date: 2008-03-07
Earliest Known Converse Deacon Edward Converse
They were from? Woburn, MA
Comments:
In early December, 2007, I visited Plain City, OH, where Jeremiah and Rhoda Converse settled. Tombstones, several remaining relatives, etc. are all there...including reference material on the Converse family in the local library. I plan to return sometime in Spring or Summer, 2008 for more research. This website is outstanding! My father Ellis (died 1980)was born and reared near Ashland, NE. Later he married and moved to Decatur, IN. His father was Lynn Edgar (who rests in the Ashland cemetery). The line back from Lynn goes Lynn/Forrest/Parley Jr/Parley Sr/Jeremiah/Pain Jr/Pain Sr/Samuel Jr/Samuel Sr/Deacon Edward. My father's siblings (Lamar Forrest & Verna)died last year and are buried in Saunders County, NE. Each had two children...my first cousins. Please e-mail me if anyone needs more information...or wants to share. Reg
 

Name: Todd Colburn <toddco@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2008-03-01
Earliest Known Converse Edward Converse
Comments:
Wow! What a great collection of information on the Converse family. I just started working on my own family tree, and this is a great source of information!
 

Name: Marion <Marion81338@aol.com>
Date: 2008-01-31
Earliest Known Converse Jphn Tyler Converse
They were from? Tolland CT
Comments:
John Tyler Converse born 1849, Tolland, married Ellen Bockes. They lived in Grundy Center IA then moved to Yamhill Oregon. I have photo's that I would like to Identify.
 

Name: Reginald Lynn Converse <regconverse@aol.com>
Date: 2007-11-27
Earliest Known Converse Edward
They were from? Woburn MA
Comments:
Jeremiah (from Plain City, OH) was my great-great-great-great Grandfather. I live in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
Contact me a e-mail or cell phone 260-704-7344. My lineage is Jeremiah/Parley/Parkley Jr/Forrest/Lynn/Ellis. Parley Jr and Forrest moved to Lincoln Nebraska area. Lynn, my grandfather, to Ashland, Nebraska. My father, Ellis, to Decatur, Indiana...died in June 1980.

 

Name: Heather Holdgate <verdun1950@rogers.com>
Date: 2007-11-13
Comments:
Actually, I am researching the descendants of Edward Winn, one of the original settlers of Woburn in the Massachusetts Bay Colony; I am doing this for a friend, Wallace "Wally" Winn who is a descendant of the Jacob Winns, Quakers, who eventually came to Ontario, Canada. Wally's branch landed up in Port Colborne, Ontario.

It has been, and continues to be, a wild and interesting journey, the information of which I have garnered is going into a booklet, of sorts, and will be Wally's Christmas present.

Altho' I have read that the early Winn and Converse families were intertwined, as far back as England, I, unfortunately, didn't find any Winns on your site.

I have enjoyed your site tremendously. So much information and very well displayed. I like looking at other family web sites to get some ideas on how I will created my own family, Holdgate-Hubbard (done by me for the very first time), website.

Thank you for the pleasant read.

Heather Holdgate
Whitby, Ontario Canada

 

Name: Reginald Lynn Converse <regconverse@aol.com>
Date: 2007-10-10
Earliest Known Converse Jeremiah
They were from? Madison County, OH
Comments:
I am looking for Parents, Grandparents of Jeremiah. He is my Great-great-great-great Grandfather. I live in Fort Wayne, IN, with a listed phone number. For me the lineage goes Jeremiah>Parley Sr>Parley Jr>Forrest P>Lynn E>Ellis V (my father)>Reginald L. I have four first cousins, all female...all of us are interested in our heritage. Thanks!
 

Name: Peter Converse McDonald <petercmcdonald@verizon.net>
Date: 2007-09-12
Earliest Known Converse Elisha Slade Converse
They were from? Malden, MA
Comments:
Does anyone know of a link between Emily Dickinson and the Convers family? A friend doing research for a PhD on Dickinson's erotic poetry came across one of her relatives, whose sur name was Converse (probably on her mother's side). I can't find the link, however.
I will appreciate any help.

 

Name: Al Dempster <b1caez02@cogeco.ca>
Date: 2007-04-02
Earliest Known Converse Deacon Edward 1
They were from? England
URL for your Web site http://myoldbones.blogspot.com/
Comments:
I am a direct lineal descendant of the first James Thompson alluded to in the reference below...also of the Winthrop Fleet, c. 1630.

Please contact me if you are allied and reseaching the THOMPSONS.

Page 9 - The Converse Family

4. MARY CONVERS 2 (Deacon Edward 1), born, in England, 1622; married, first, 19 December 1643, Simon Thompson 2 (James 1) who died May 1658; married, second, I February 1659, John Sheldon, of Billerica, Mass., who died 24 May 1690. James Thompson's great grandson, Ebenezer Thompson, married Hannah Convers 5 (Capt. Josiah, 4 Major James, 3 Lieut. James, 2 Deacon, Edward 1) and their son Benjamin was father of Benjamin, the distinguished Sir Benjamin Thompson, Count Rumford.

Simon and Mary (Convers) Thompson had six children, viz:
JOHN THOMPSON, 3 born 4 April 1645; died 12 April 1645.

SARAH THOMPSON, 3 born 20 Feb. 1647.

JAMES THOMPSON, 3 born 2 March 1649.

MARY THOMPSON, 3 born 25 Jan. 1651 ; died 1657.

ANN THOMPSON, 3 born 10 July 1655.

REBECCA THOMPSON, 3 born May 1658.

John and Mary ( Convers) Sheldon had:
JOHN SHELDON,3 born 1660 died 27 Aug. 1724.

 

Name: Roberta Goss Chandler <roberchandl@aol.com>
Date: 2007-02-27
Earliest Known Converse Edward
Comments:
I was so excited to find your website. My great-great-grandmother was Sophia Converse French. I am just beginning to learn the details of my mother's genealogical research. She began her research at the age of 16, in 1942, and continued until a few days before her death last September as she showed me stories she had recently found. The Converses are on my father's side, but I believe she found that some of her ancestors came to New England on the same voyage of the same ship as Edward Converse. Thank you for sharing this information!!
 

Name: Philip Wright <wright_gen@yahoo.com>
Date: 2006-12-17
Earliest Known Converse none
Comments:
From another descendant of a Woburn Mass. founding family, thank you for a very informative and well-constructed Web site. Perhaps I found an ancestor in Capt. James Convers' militia company during today's visit!
 

Name: Michael Ewing Spradlin <SpradlinMe@aol.com>
Date: 2006-11-02
Earliest Known Converse Newton Boothe Converse
They were from? England
Comments:
My name is Michael Spradlin, I recently discovered my heritage and relationship to the converse name. My mother Cheryl Jeanne Spradlin (McGaha, Maiden)Daughter Joan Calvert(San Francisco, CA) , We are located in Texas now in DFW area. I am in Dallas, my mother in Ft. Worth, Tx. 214-681-7841
 

Name: Larry Leiper <clock62221@hotmail.com>
Date: 2006-10-28
Earliest Known Converse Deacon Edward
They were from? England
Comments:
My grt, grt, grandfather was Capt. John Mason Converse, (Born in Rutland, VT.) a steamboat Captain on the mighty Mississippi river. He married Dalinda Newton. They are buried in St Louis, MO.
 

Name: Larry Leiper <clock62221@hotmail.com>
Date: 2006-10-28
Earliest Known Converse Deacon Edward
They were from? England
Comments:
Hello
 

Name: Thelma Cramer <tcramerny2@twcny.rr.com>
Date: 2006-10-23
Earliest Known Converse Elijah Damon Converse
They were from? Massachusetts
Comments:
I love finding out all this history on my family. Thank you Sabrina!!!
 

Name: jomugu <jomugu@yahoo.com>
Date: 2006-09-25
Earliest Known Converse james
They were from? london
Comments:
i dey maga good work
 

Name: Miranda P. Hoffman <starvingartistproductions2003@yahoo.com>
Date: 2006-03-11
Earliest Known Converse Edward Deacon Converse
Comments:
Hello, I just happened upon this site while trying to locate living relatives. If anyone has any information on Elizabeth C. Parker and Helen R. Pearson I would be grateful.

This site is wonderful, thank you for all your hard work!

 

Name: Brian Johnson (Converse) <xenafan4life@msn.com>
Date: 2006-03-03
Earliest Known Converse Rudy Vernon Converse Sr.
They were from? Toledo, Ohio
Comments:
I was born Brian Patrick Converse to my mother JoAnn Converse. Her and brother Rudy V. Converse II are children of Elizabeth Byers Converse and Rudy Vernon Converse Sr. They lived there lives in Toledo, Ohio but I had been told they may have been from Lima, Oh. I just stopped by looking for family history.
 

Name: Vicki <vcasteel@yahoo.com>
Date: 2006-02-07
Earliest Known Converse Deacon Edward Converse
Comments:
What a wonderful website! My great grandmother's mother was Orpha Adelaide Converse, daughter of Darius Converse and Lois Smith. Darius and brother Joel were early residents of Union City, Indiana/ Ohio and had come from Madison County Ohio. They were the sons of Lathrop Converse and Julia Newton. Lathrop was a son of Jeremiah and Rhoda. Jeremiah was the son of Pain Jr.- Pain Sr. Samuel Jr. Samuel Sr. then Edward. About a decade ago, I tracked them back to the Winthrop fleet. Ah! If only this site had been here then! What a pleasure this was to come across. I loved seeing the photos.

Vicki

 

Name: florence jackson <warnervillage@aol.com>
Date: 2006-01-25
Earliest Known Converse charles & florence
They were from? salem,ma
Comments:
my grandfather and grandmother who I was named after. My mother is Eleanor Mae Converse and my is Ruth Converse. My uncle is Richard and there was another uncle who passed named Elmer. We go back many years in Salem,Ma

Florence

 

Name: Robert Howard Quinn <rquinn2053@aol.com>
Date: 2006-01-12
Earliest Known Converse Joel Converse
Comments:
My great great grandmother was Caroline Converse married to Apollos Everett Howard. My great grandfather was their son Oliver Howard and my grandmother was Marion Moulton Howard.
 

Name: Sue <Thombste@aol.com>
Date: 2005-11-24
Earliest Known Converse probably Edward Converse
They were from? Woburn, MA
Comments:
I'm looking for info on the Augustus (son of Jonathan)Converse family. He was born in Thompson, CT, married Sybil Smith and died in Andover, IL. The family apparently moved from CT to Susquhenna Co., PA before going to IL. Would appreciate any additional info.
 

Name: Mary Ann <kaylorma@insightbb.com>
Date: 2005-09-14
Earliest Known Converse Deacon Edward
They were from? England
Comments:
Pam,
I have no further information on James Converse that you inquired about. I only transcribed the book that was written by Charles Converse in 1905 and put it online after many, many days of typing. If you can help me better organize the site, I would welcome any help. Do you know how to set up web pages/know .html? Let me know and I will put you to work <G> as I am busy with another project right now that is very time consuming.

 

Name: Pam Cain <mepcain@wireless.essex1.com>
Date: 2005-09-09
Earliest Known Converse Jason S Converse
They were from? Brookfield Vermont
Comments:
Looking for Jason S Converse's parents. I beleive that I have found his father James A Converse #108 on page 201.
Most of Jason's siblings are listed. However it does not list James A Converse's wife. What else can you tell me about James A Converse #108? As well as what Documents do you have on him?
Your site is nice but a little confusing nagaviting.

 

Name: Michael Converse <gatescience@hotmail.com>
Date: 2005-09-04
Earliest Known Converse Sgt. Sammuel
They were from? England?
Comments:
Great website! packed full of useful information. I'm trying to find the Michigan Converse's of circa 1860s. I'm sure I'll find it here.
 

Name: Stephen Oran Converse, AIA <steveconverse@hotmail.com>
Date: 2005-08-06
Earliest Known Converse Damon Reed Converse
They were from? Ohio
Comments:
Damon Reed Converse/
Charles Porter Converse/
Newton Booth Converse/
Oran Welbourne Converse/
Stephen Oran Converse

 

Name: Peter Converse McDonald <pcmcdonald@comcast.net>
Date: 2005-07-10
Earliest Known Converse Deacon Edward Convers
They were from? England and Woburn, MA
Comments:
What a great website! I don't know who;s repsonsible, but it's a big help. Thank you!
I've been working at updating the Converse genealogy for my branch of the family -- decendants of Elisha Slade Converse (1820 - 1904) of Malden, MA. Any help out there in cyberspace would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

 

Name: Nancy O'Connor <docnano@aol.com>
Date: 2005-04-25
Earliest Known Converse Edward Converse
They were from? England
Comments:
Parker Converse was my G-G-G Grandfather. I have a lot of information about his decendants and will be happy to share what I have with anyone who is interested. Nancy O'Connor
 

Name: Anne Talbot Converse <atconverse@comcast.net>
Date: 2005-04-02
Earliest Known Converse From 1066 in England
They were from? Durham, England
URL for your Web site www.annetconverse.com
Comments:
Interesting website! I am familiar with Deacon Edward Convers and the rest of the geneology. My great grandfather was Harry E. Converse-his father Elisha Converse who started the Boston Rubber and Shoe Company. I live in Marion MA, summer home of Harry in the early 1900s. Anymore information would be great!
 

Name: Jean Larson <normagen516@earhlink.net>
Date: 2005-03-09
Comments:
Wonderful site.
 

Name: Fritz Ballard <fritzballard_19@hotmail.com>
Date: 2005-01-31
Earliest Known Converse Betsy Converse
They were from? Stafford, Connecticut
Comments:
A wonderful site! Happened on to it by "googling" Henry Martin Tupper my gr-gr-grandfather. His wife Sarah Baker Leonard brings the Converse line into our family. This has been fun reading.
 

Name: Daniel Molgard <dhmolgard@aol.com>
Date: 2005-01-01
Earliest Known Converse Edward Converse
URL for your Web site n/a
Comments:
My Great Grandmother (on my mother's side), Blanche Pooley, was Lillian Converse's daughter. I have some info that I am willing to share about Blanche's descendents. Great site, keep up the fantastic work!
 

Name: Richard M Clark <clarkrm@lakeland.ws>
Date: 2004-12-01
Earliest Known Converse Edward Converse
They were from? Woburn
Comments:
A very, very nice web site, very informative.
 

Name: Jerri <jcrapo@calweb.com>
Date: 2004-06-03
Earliest Known Converse Deacon Edward Converse
Comments:
My line [working back from me through generations of Parkers] is Mary Converse7 m. Nicholas Parker7; Pain Converse8, Samuel Converse9, Samuel Converse10. Deacon Edward11. Has anyone made a connection between Nicholas Parker7 and Deacon Edward's wife, Sarah's family? thanks, Jerri
 

Name: Mary Ann <kaylorma@insightbb.com>
Date: 2004-04-27
Earliest Known Converse Deacon Edward Convers
Comments:
Thanks, Dawn, so glad to be able to help someone find their ancestors and also find the wonderful hobby of genealogy.
 

Name: Dawn Barnes <early_light@earthlink.net>
Date: 2004-02-23
Earliest Known Converse Mariett Converse
Comments:
About five years ago you helped me follow Manley Peck Sperry's Mariett back to her origins in England. You inspired my love for genealogy and I will be forever grateful to you.

I'm thrilled to have found your site and look forward to exploring it more.

If I didn't say it effusively enough then, thank you thank you thank you!

 

Name: Darrel DeFreitas <saddef@southshore.com>
Date: 2004-02-10
Comments:
Found this site while researching a book that had come into my possesion...Sheaves by Harriet Converse (1885).. this book was interesting because it has a hand written note attached from Horace Greenleaf Whitter..also is inscribed on front cover from him...anyone no the connection????
 

Name: Nana Carrillo <nanacarrillo@msn.com>
Date: 2004-02-08
Earliest Known Converse Deacon EdwardConverse
They were from? Woburn, Mass
Comments:
I'm glad to find this website. My Mom's father was Arthur Blinn Converse, and her family had a lot of handwritten information on the early American Converse family. So, when I hit this site I knew I'd found family.

My mother's maiden name was Leta Colleen Converse, born March 1, 1916 in Livingston, Montana. She was the daughter of Arthur Blinn Converse and Mayme Martin. Arthur Blinn was the son of Clayton Gardner Converse. I found their names on this site. I would like to add the rest of us. Let me know how to do so.

Thanks!

 

Name: Gail Court Faibish <gfaibish@rogers.com>
Date: 2003-12-04
Earliest Known Converse Dorland Losee Converse
They were from? Ernestown, Ontario, Canada
Comments:
Thank you. After several years of trying to determine the connection between Dorland Converse to my Losee (Losie) family, my theory of a possible grandson became evident after stumbling across your wonderful web site. Dorland's grandparents are Joseph Losee and Eleanor (Ellen) Ackerman. The Losee family can be traced back to Dutchess County, New York.
 

Name: Sue Converse Wilson <4ava@netset.com>
Date: 2003-10-13
Earliest Known Converse Deacon Edward Converse
Comments:
Read with interest the Madison County biographies since that is where I have lived all my life. There were some typos I noticed, primarily Dr. Jeremiah Converse having been born in 1822 and commencing school in 1814. The Converses are a precocious family. Anyway, this is a wonderful website. Keep up the excellent work.
 

Name: Judy Bowles <bluebuffalo@accessus.net>
Date: 2003-10-01
Earliest Known Converse Roger de Coingeries
They were from? France
Comments:
Grandmother and Grandfather were Maude McCannon & Edward Chapman Converse of Manhattan, Kansas and Sandwich, Illinois. Also step-grandfather was Ira C. Converse of Sandwich, Illinois.
 

Name: Carolyn Converse Cooper <c.a.converse@strath.ac.uk>
Date: 2003-09-04
Earliest Known Converse Deacon Edward
They were from? England
Comments:
I am the eighth generation from Deacon Edward. We have the Charles Allen Converse history (which includes my grandfather Sibley Converse) so we were able to trace the family history that way. I also have a book by Henry Smith Chapman entitled History of Winchester Massachusetts (1936) which has a chapter on the Converse and Richardson families - I'll try to put it on the web if no one else has done so already.
My husband is English and we live in Scotland, so my opportunities to trace the family in the USA are limited, but when I retire (another 4 years) I will try to find some of the places the family came from on this side of the Atlantic. Any hints where to look?

 

Name: Alan J. Converse <ConverseAM@msn.com>
Date: 2003-07-20
Earliest Known Converse Justin C. Converse
They were from? Bakersfield, VT
Comments:
Justin was with the Vermont 13th in the Civil War. His father's name was either Arab or Ahab. Before that Ahab may have come from Waverly, MA
 

Name: Sheila Cochran <ldssocialworker@aol.com>
Date: 2003-06-22
Comments:
Thank you for sharing the fruits of all your hard labor! We are researching the Convers family of Zanesville OH>
 

Name: Harry Calvin Ward <hcw43@comcast.net>
Date: 2003-06-17
Earliest Known Converse Charles & Hannah Watson Smith Converse
They were from? Palmer, MA
Comments:
Julia Ann Smith Converse (the daughter of Charles Converse & Hannah Watson Smith)was married to Calvin Ward. Calvin Ward & Julia Converse are my gg grandparents.
 

Name: Sally Gibbins <SallyGee@lanset.com>
Date: 2003-02-24
Earliest Known Converse Gervase Vain Converse
They were from? South Dakota
URL for your Web site http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~littlebit/
Comments:
My Grandfather was born in 1895 in South Dakota. His father was Albert Converse, his father being Orlin E. Converse, b. Massachusetts. I have heard that Orlin was a agent on the Reservation in South Dakota. Would love to find out more on this subject! Gervase, my grandfather came to California, and, thus was cut out of his Granfather's will, except for $1.00 and a gold watch! Albert's wife was Lucy Jane Shepardson. Thanks for this great site, I have enjoyed reading it!
 

Name: Clarke H. Converse <clarkeconverse@cox.net>
Date: 2003-01-14
Earliest Known Converse Deacon Edward
They were from? Woburn, MA
Comments:
My family was from Brimfield, MA where there is a fountain in the center of the town dedicated to Marquis Converse.
 

Name: Toney Kincaid <Kincaid_genealogy@yahoo.com>
Date: 2003-01-08
They were from? Scotland
URL for your Web site http:geocities.com/kincaids_genealogy
Comments:
I enjoyed my visit with you! Your site is one of the best I have visited. Thanks for sharing with me.
<a href="http://www.geocities.com/kincaids_genealogy"><img border="0" src="http://www.boomspeed.com/kincaidsart/toneysig.jpg">

 

Name: kris andersen <kriskayak@aol.com>
Date: 2002-10-30
Earliest Known Converse deacon edward converse
They were from? England
Comments:
Fantastic site. In going through some old things given to me by my parents when they cleaned out their attic, I found a 10 generation Converse family tree, that seem to correspond with Charles's book. My great aunt (Marguerite Drake) married Thomas Converse (1908-1981), and I was trying to link him into the Converse family tree, but I don't know who his father was. Any ideas?
Thanks for all of your hard work!

 

Name: Sabrina Converse Dadalt <iamsabby@yahoo.com>
Date: 2002-08-19
Earliest Known Converse Edward Convers
They were from? Woburn
Comments:
I have only recently discovered my direct lineage to Deacon Edward Convers. Converse is my maiden name. If Edward is the #1 Generation, I am the 12th. The internet is amazing!! I am the also the great great granddaughter of Charles Porter Converse, b:21 Nov 1829 in Michigan. He came out to California during the Gold Rush and eventually claimed land in what is now the Sequoia National Forest. That area is known as Converse Basin. If you go to Kings Canyon or Sequoia National Park, Converse Basin is beautiful.
 

Name: Donald James Converse <converse!950@hotmail.com>
Date: 2002-06-30
Earliest Known Converse Orrin Converse
They were from? Michigan
Comments:
I am not sure where my grandfather - Orrin was born. I remember seeing a picture of his grandfather who was married to a Chippewa indian. I do not remember his name or my grandfather's father's name. I would like to know. I also am not positive to what county grandfather was born. It may have been Livingston County, Michigan. Maybe someone knows.

Donald James Converse - Son of Jack Leland Converse

 

Name: Debra K. Heath <gaheath>
Date: 2002-04-23
Earliest Known Converse Clara Converse Heath& Arthur Converse
They were from? Bennett, Co.
URL for your Web site we don't have one.
Comments:
I'm from the Nelson N.Converse Line.
 

Name: Robert Campbell <bvzkcamp@cox.rr.com>
Date: 2002-03-17
Earliest Known Converse Earmest M. Converse
They were from? Vanvert, IA
Comments:
Looking for relatives of his. His son was Marshall Converse borne in Saskatchwan(sp) Canada I believe around 1900.
 

Name: Linda Belliveau Converse <lconverse@hspower.com>
Date: 2002-01-25
Earliest Known Converse Edward Convers
They were from? England
Comments:
Great site! Thanks for sharing!
 

Name: John Carpenter Converse <jcconv@nc.rr.com>
Date: 2001-10-19
Earliest Known Converse Deacon Edward Convers
They were from? Woburn, MA
Comments:
I would like to know if any of Deacon Edward's decendants served as officers in the Continental Army. I am interested in knowing if my family qualifies for membership in the Order of The Cincinnati.
 

Name: Frederick Schweitz <fredsbike@netzero.net>
Date: 2001-10-10
Earliest Known Converse Deacon Edward
They were from? England
URL for your Web site http://www.familyorigins.com/users/s/c/h/Frederick-A-Schweitz/
Comments:
My wife Margaret is a descandent of the Converse line. We have recently visted the LDS library in Salt Lake and did some research on the family. We came across the data compiled by Charles Allen Converse and published in 1905 in Boston Mass. THe two volumes had a lot of great references and facts but your site is really a much improved version of this. Wonderful layout and really fun to look at all the links. Great job!!!
 

Name: Irene Converse-Baxa <wmrandmrsb@cs.com>
Date: 2001-09-25
Earliest Known Converse William Edgar (Johnny) Converse
They were from? Fla.
Comments:
Just starting this and it is fun but frustrating. I don't know much of anything about my father except his name, birthdate and that he was in the Marine Corp. in 1949. And he married Elaine Ackerson, my Mom.
 

Name: Jan (Wilson) Ramos <GeneaJan@att.net>
Date: 2001-09-25
Earliest Known Converse Deacon Edward Converse
URL for your Web site http://home.att.net/~ramosgang/index.html
Comments:
Thank you for all your efforts to make public records regarding the Converse family & history. Great Job, Greatly Appreciated!
 

Name: Christian Costello Converse <ChrisCConverse@aol.com>
Date: 2001-08-30
Comments:
I am happy to see that this site exists. I look forward to visiting often and learning more about the Converse family. I am of lineal descent from Deacon Edward Converse
 

Name: Clarke H. Converse <CConverse@home.com>
Date: 2001-07-25
Earliest Known Converse Deacon Edward Converse
They were from? Woburn, Mass
Comments:
I am trying to trace my family tree back to Edward Converse. I hope I will be able to use this site to that end.

Clarke H. Converse

 

Name: D. Johnson <rentsnarb@hotmail.com>
Date: 2001-07-19
Earliest Known Converse Mary Converse/8/24/1798
They were from? Kent, Conn.
Comments:
Would like more information on Mary converse and who her parents were. She married Joseph Chase 1814 in Kent, Conn.Had six children: Dorman,Elijah(James), John, Caroline,Tamson, Mary. The last two were born in Canada. Other children bory in Kent, Conn. and Washington, Conn. If you have any information, it would be appreciated. Thankyou for this great web site. D. Johnson
 

Name: Arlie & Judy Schwan <Schwanja723@aol.com>
Date: 2001-04-14
Earliest Known Converse Deacon Edward>Amanda Converse m. Reuben Brown
They were from? MA, CT
Comments:
MaryAnn: If you read your e-mail, you will see what a huge family Amanda & Reuben Brown created in Elton&Freedom, NY.
Judy & Arlie Schwan(Amanda Converse & Reuben Brown are Arlie's 3rdg-grandparents

 

Name: Jacque Stratton <Gamyjac@aol.com>
Date: 2001-03-27
Earliest Known Converse Parker Converse
They were from? St Lawrence County, New York
Comments:
I've just started researching the Converse family. My husbands great grandfather was Francis (Frank) Converse, son of Parker. How we're connected to Deacon is a mystery-
 

Name: Hal Whitmore <HalWhitmore@home.com>
Date: 2001-03-15
Comments:
Descendant of Deacon Edward via Elias B. Converse and Anna Fredenburg and their daughter Angline Rachael Converse Babcock.

It's great to see this site

 

Name: Michele Melia <chelemelia@home.com>
Date: 2001-03-13
Earliest Known Converse Deacon Edward Converse
They were from? Originally England
URL for your Web site none at this time
Comments:
My direct line leads to Deacon Edward Converse. I must say that this is one of the most useful sites I have yet seen!!!I have had a lot of fun researching my 'roots' and it has been extremely interesting reading and learning about the 'Converses'.....
 

Name: David Converse <DTConverse@aol.com>
Date: 2001-02-02
Earliest Known Converse Deacon Edward
Comments:
Excellent WebSite. I particularly like the way all the theories of Edward's background are provided. This is something that needs clearing up, and I am glad to see so many people working on it.
 

Name: Ruth Park Fuss <blueeyes@interaccess.com>
Date: 2000-12-04
Earliest Known Converse Back to Edward the 1st.
Comments:
This is a fantastic tribute to the Converse Family and I hope to give you my line.which is via Lucy Converse, dau. of Edward Converse and Leah Matthews. Edward was the son of Edward Converse and Phebe Perrin. Edward Converse of the Rev. War was the son of Capt.Edward Convers and Mary Davis. Capt. Convers was the son of Ensign Edward Convers and Elizabeth Cooper. Ensign Edward was the son of Samuel Convers and Dorcas Paine. Samuel was the son of Deacon Edward Convers. And some say, that he was the son of Christopher Convrs and Mary Halfod.
 

Name: James M. Converse <Jimbo382000@yahoo.com.>
Date: 2000-10-21
Earliest Known Converse Francis Converse
They were from? Ohio and Tioga county New York
Comments:
Very good site and I intend to come back
 

Name: Marlene Laing <marlenelaing@hotmail.com>
Date: 2000-08-20
Earliest Known Converse Deacon Edward Convers
They were from? England
Comments:
I connect to Deacon Edwards son James. Moving to Joshua Converse who marr. Mehitabel Wicker and ch. Francis b. 1781 Leicester MA on to his marr. to Lydia Ashcraft in 1801 Northfield VT ch. Henry b. 1810. Henry marr. Catherine Wolbert, ch. Helen Adelia Converse and Helen Adelia marr. Joseph Rollinson Foster, ch. DeForest Foster, ch. Hubert D. Foster b. 1920. ( my father). Anyone connect? Wonderful site, fun. Thanks, Marlene
 

Name: Rhett Owings <georgeo@earthlink.net>
Date: 2000-08-20
Earliest Known Converse Ruth CONVERSE
They were from? Woburn, MA
URL for your Web site http://home.earthlink.net/~georgeo/mason_nh.htm
Comments:
I am trying to make a definite link to Edward CONVERSE. My gggggrandfather, Ephraim FLAGG married Ruth CONVERSE in Wilmington, Middlesex Co., MA in 1757. Their marriage was recorded in both Woburn and Wilmington VRs. I believe Ruth was born about 1734 probably in Woburn, MA. She and Ephraim owned land partly in Woburn and partly in Wilmington, according to land deeds. They had two children recorded in Wilmington VRs: Gershom FLAGG, b: 3 June 1758 and Ebenezer FLAGG b: 28 Sept 1763. It is possible there was another son, Theodore, born ca 1775.
Ephraim and Ruth sold their land and moved to Reading for a short while then to Mason, NH where they joined their son Gershom, about 1796. Ephraim died in 1814 and Ruth died 2 Jan 1816 age 82.
I am trying to find the parents of Ruth. There were a great many Ruth CONVERSEs. I am sure there is a link to Edward CONVERSE, but to which son? Ephraim's son, Ebenezer FLAGG, married Rebecca SHELDON, daughter of Ephraim SHELDON and Eunice FELCH. Edward CONVERSE's daughter, Mary (according to his will) married a SHELDON, as well.
I would appreciate any help with this. Thank you. You can find info about my FLAGG family on my Mason, NH website.

 

Name: KAREN RIVERA <AKARIV@AOL.COM>
Date: 2000-08-19
Earliest Known Converse DEACON EDWARD
They were from? ENGLAND
Comments:
Thanks for directing me to your site. My great grand mother was a Converse. I am specificaly interested in any info regarding Franklin and Simon Converse of Ohio, her father and grand father.
 

Name: Toni Lasseter <Tonilea@atl.mediaone.net>
Date: 2000-08-04
Comments:
Mary Ann, just wanted to say "Congrats" for the new webpage! You will find it all consuming - I did - and I can attest to 60 pages of material! LOL Good Luck, Toni
 

Name: Mary Ann <makaylor@npwt.net>
Date: 2000-08-02
Earliest Known Converse Deacon Edward Convers
They were from? England
URL for your Web site http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~converse/index.html
Comments:
Welcome to the Converse Genealogy Web site! Let's hear from some of you on your connecton to Deacon Edward Convers.