August 30, 2014

BLY of Salem, Massachusetts

My original BLY immigrant ancestor was John BLY. He was a bricklayer, and in Salem on 11 November 1663 he married Rebecca GOLT (sometimes spelled GOTT), daughter of Deacon Charles GOLT/GOTT.

John and his son William both testified against Bridget Bishop during the Salem Witch Trials.

Testimony of John and Willliam Bly, dated June 27, 1692




Sophronia C. Bly Mace Fellows, c. 1890's in Fremont, New Hampshire

Sophronia's death record

Ancestry line:

John BLY (1635-aft 1709) m. Rebecca GOLT/GOTT
William BLY (1676-1727) m. Susannah WOOD
James BLY (1708-1788) m. Joanna HADLEY
Benjamin BLY (b. 1750) m. Hannah ORDWAY
Asa BLY (?-?) m. Elizabeth GIBSON
Sophronia C. BLY (1818-1905) m. John MACE
Elizabeth A. MACE (1846-1907) m. James W. WINSLOW
Bessie Maud WINSLOW (1886-1970) m. Frank Bailey PALMER
Dorothy Elizabeth PALMER (1918-1984) m. Henry Richard HOWES
S. HOWES (1937-1999) m. my father
Me

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