Through the first 26 weeks of Surname Saturday posts, we named and discussed the surnames of my "round of thirty-two" (scroll down a bit) - back through 3rd great grandparents.
Now we are in the second week of sharing some of the "further back" surnames with which I have spent some time and done some research - some, like today, again, quite a bit, actually.
Today, we will look briefly at HEALEY, a common name in early Massachusetts. This is going back on my father's mother's line, PRESTON. Her father was James and her grandfather was William, The Old Sheriff. The father of William, the old sheriff was also William PRESTON (1755-1842) (and his wife, Elizabeth Cynthia LORD). His mother was Hannah HEALEY (1734-1812) who married William PRETON (1728-1804). This William was born in Beverly, MA, and died in Strafford, Orange Co, VT. Hannah HEALEY was born in Chester, NH, and died in Strafford, Orange Co, VT.
Hannah was the youngest daughter of William (1689/90-1771/2) HEALY and Mary (1690-?) SANBORN (we will look at SANBORN next Saturday!)
Families are Forever! ;-)