Wednesday, February 10, 2010


As I begin this new path of a random look at the twigs and branches on the family tree, the operative word is random. No chronological order as we skip from decade to decade (and branch, limb and twig). . . . and so we begin!

JOSEPH DELOREY (1845-1925)

A blacksmith, he wore a gold coin on his watch chain - given him by Gen. U.S. Grant for shoeing his horse in North Weymouth, at Palaces(?) blacksmith shop on North Street.
He was a blacksmith at Bradley’s Fertilizer Plant, Weymouth, Massachusetts; Boston & Maine RR 1908-11. In Nashua he resided at 36 Canal Street in 1911. Marie DeLorey recalls “Uncle Joe coming to 80 Norton Street in Weymouth every fourth of July holiday for many years - he was living in Brookline then with 2 nieces of his second wife, Kate Gorman... He died at St Elizabeths Hospital and was buried in New Hampshire.

Born 5 Jan 1845 Tracadie, Antigonish, Nova Scotia Died 1925 Boston, Massachusetts
married 21 May 1867 in Tracadie to Margaret Grant
Born 17 March 1845 Tracadie, she died of consumption in Nashua, New Hampshire
She was the daughter of Donald & Catherine (McDonald) Grant who were married 23 Nov 1843 St Georges, Cape Breton.
Their children in this family portrait - 1892 :
William Lewis 16 Apr 1869 - 9 Apr 1947 m. Emelie Jodoin
John Grant 4 Jun 1870
Charles Ruben 19 Dec 1872 - 1946 m. Bertha Thompson
Nancy Laura 5 Apr 1874 m. Ernest Cooper Beaumont
Joseph Daniel 26 Jun 1875 m. Margaret Kingston
Mary Lena 3 Dec 1877 - Nov 1966 m. David C. Jarvis
Catherine Jane 19 Aug 1881 m. ? Sullivan
Joseph 19 Mar 1887