Hi, Has anyone found a primary source for the PARENTS of ABRAHAM YORK b. abt. 1680 in Boston?, married Sept. 7, 1704 Boston, Suffolk, Mass. ( VR), Mary Richards.
Has anyone found Abraham's Birth or Death Record? They had a son Abraham York who married Amiable (Naomi) Blake from Wrentham, Mass (VR).( I am a descendant of their son, John York b. 1728 in Boston, who married Sarah Strout.)
I have seen on- line,a John and Ruth Graves York listed as Abraham's parents, but I have seen no source recorded. I have not seen any record that lists Abraham York as the son of John York.
The following, leads me to believe that John York,( son of Richard York), was NOT the father of Abraham York:
The Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder 1886 Vol. 3
From "The York Family" by William Sargent, Esq.
in foot note: "N.R. -----the exception made in the opening paragraph, [referring to the Yorks who came to Portland [Falmouth/Cape Elizabeth], were probably descended from Richard York, who lived in Dover, NH in 1648.]. of this sketch apply to the one ABRAHAM YORK who was early of Cape Elizabeth is now quite numerous in and about STANDISH,[referring to Abraham York. b. 1726, brother to John York b. 1728, early settlers of Pearsontown/Standish, and sons of Abraham and Amiable York], to which their progenitor removed early. " In no way can I discover is this man to be indentified with any descendant of our first Richard, and I incline to the opinion that he must have sprung from the Long Island family" [Boston?]--- "Dr. A.K.P. Meserve, of this city, has collected much valuable material relative to this family for incorporation in his work on Standish----"
Also, "John York's Children: Richard, Benjamin, Ruth, and Joseph, his 4th child and, only remaining son, lived afterward in Gloucester, and by the death of his only son Joseph, childless, and all his daughters married, the name became extinct in the line of John, as early as 1735."
This John York is also found in "The Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder", Vol 2. and in "The History of Portland from 1632-1864" by Wm. Willis page 302 and more.
I would greatly appreciate any information that you might be able to provide regarding Abraham and Mary Richards York and their descendants. (I have the info from Albert Sears book, Early Families of Standish Maine. Does anyone have copies of Dr A.K.P. Meserve's original notes regarding this York family?)
Thank you so very much, Pauline