Web site blog for Carrier Reunion

Kate Fox of Destination Salem will be posting a blog soon on the Salem.org site with news about the Carrier family visiting Salem. Check it in a week to find details. Regards, Kathleen

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The Wolves are coming. . .

The launch date for The Wolves of Andover is November 8th and can be preordered through book stores, Amazon or downloaded as e-reading material. Thank you all for your support! Your cousin, Kathleen Kent

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Don’t be left out….order shirts NOW!

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Here’s the shirt design and pricing info.

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Carrier Reunion Shirts Designs

“As a Carrier descendant (and artist) I thought it would be fun to have a shirt commemorating this event. My Connecticut Carrier cousins agreed and thought the rest of you might enjoy them as well.

email me at; juliannacameron@sbcglobal.net

For a flyer with the design and ordering options

pre-order before October17,2010

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A different Carrier story

My 2x great grandmother was Ann Elizabeth (Carrier) Harding.  Her granddaughter, Anna Eliza (Harding) Baird was my grandmother.  This is the story related to me about our Carrier line.

Three Carrier brothers – no first names, no dates – were forced to flee France because they were caught in a plot to kill the French king.  No name for the king was given.  One of them married a young German girl whose last name was Hettrick (prounced with hard “d” sound) and that was the only part that was true, though the Hettrik’s had been in this country for several generations.  I didn’t learn about the Carriers until I came across Helynn Carrier’s book and also got in touch with some cousins, also descendants of 2x great grandmother. 

Have other Carrier descendants heard  of this story also?  I don’t know why grandma was told this version, I learned true story after my grandmother had passed away.

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I have been researching my family history for about two years now and it has been a fascinating journey–but now I have more questions than answers and would love it if any of you have more information to share.  I am descended from Martha’s daughter Hannah Carrier Wood.  Since Hannah was so little when her mother died and lived with another family for so long as far as I know the story was not passed along through the generations and so little seems to be known about Hannah.  Does anyone have more insight into her life?  Not getting to come to the reunion felt like Hannah was left out again.  As I was working on this ancestry search I included my husband’s family too.  Low and behold his grandfather’s sister Lily Clyne married a Delbert E. Carrier in 1879. As much as I can find out is that Delbert’s father was named Heram and he was born in Ohio. I do not have Heram’s father’s name but do think that he was possibly born in Pennsylvania.  so my next question is–Does anybody know if this Carrier family was related in some way to my Carrier family?  So–if anybody out there can help me it would be appreciated.  Also, if we turn out to be cousins–I would love to hear from you!!

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I just heard about the reunion from another decendant here in Colchester Ct. Apparently no spots left. Hopefully another event will be held for those of us not able to attend…..Any thoughts?  Maybe here in Connecticut??

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Hello All

I’m descended from Thomas (the rock thrower) Carrier Jr.

Anne Dudley Bradstreet, the poet in Kathleen’s book, was my 8th great grandmother. Her son Dudley Bradstreet (my 8th great uncle) was a Justice of the Peace in Salem and was one of those who grilled Thomas and Sarah during those dark times. Because of his disbelief in the procedures was later accused himself and fled. So I had relatives on each side of the bench.

Hannah Carrier is my 6th great aunt. Her husband Joseph Wood and I are 1st cousins 8 times removed.

Not being satisfied to be descended from one accused witch, I had to keep looking until I found another one in my family tree. I finally found on in the person of Rebecca/Steele/Elsen/Mudge/Greensmith who was hanged for being a witch on Jan 8 1662 in Wethersfield, CT. She was married to my 8th great grandfather Jarvis Mudge. I wonder if she killed him?

Enough rambling for now, see you all in Salem.

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I first heard of Martha when I was a teenager. My Grandmother was married to George L. Carrier & had a copy of the Kneeland Genealogies that she handed down to all the Grandkids. I kinda forgot about it until I turned 50 & found the ancestry.com website & decided to find out where I came from. Since then I’ve created a tree with 300+ members I have traced bloodlines back to about the 1200s. Can’t wait to put some faces with the Carrier names I’ve been in contact with over the last 8 – 10 years!

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