My name is John Choiniere, and I believe I’m a 10th-generation near-direct descendant of Martha. My mother’s maiden name was Rebecca Carrier. I’m here basically to either confirm the research my grandmother did a few years back or have my illusions shattered (heh). Here’s what I’ve been told:
Andrew Allen had a daughter, Martha, who married Thomas Carrier. They had a son Richard Carrier, who was married twice: first to Elizabeth Sessions, then to Thankful Brown. With Thankful, he had a son Amos, who married Phoebe Kneeland. They had a son Amariah, who married Honor Hogins. They had a son Robert, who married Calista Fenner. They had a son Alvester Robert Carrier (1844-1924), who married Arabella Frances Richardson (1842-1908). They had a son Fred Lester Carrier (1874-1926), who married Emma Claus (1876-1947). They had a son Lewis Edward Carrier (1901-1982), who married Hilda Felder (1901-1986). They had a son Jerome Francis (Bud) Carrier (1932-2005), who married Carolyn Janet Tomkins (1935-). They gave birth to my mom, Rebecca (1958-), who married my dad, John Choiniere (1952-). They had me and my brother Dan, born 1985 and 1988 respectively.
So, Martha => Richard => Amos => Amariah => Robert => Alvester => Fred => Lewis => Jerome => Rebecca => Me!
The later generations (Alvester onward) are totally confirmable through family possesions, but I have no idea about the veracity of the earlier stuff. For example, my grandmother also has Thomas Carrier’s life span as 1626-1735 (109 years!). Does this match with what other people know? And if so, is there any information I can provide to people about this Iowan group?