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This documents is a 2 page, hand written letter dated 31 May 1975 from Clara Hungerford, wife of Austen Hungerford to Stanley W. Hungerford. The letter is accompanied by 2 hand written pages of names and dates of birth, marriage and deaths taken from the family bible. The letter also is accompanied by a newspaper clipping "Four Generations of the Hungerford Family of this City" (apparently published by a newspaper in DeWitt, Onondaga County, New York, USA since the clipping mentions Onondaga as well as Jamesville, a hamlet in the town of DeWitt).

The letter discusses Austen's parents Edward Hobart Hungerford and Mary Ann Shattuck, his grandparents, aunts and uncles, providing dates of birth, marriage and death. This letter and its supplements are a trove of information.

She states that Ansel Shattuck, born August 10, 1870, married Rachel Berry (sp?) of Pompey and had 9 children, one of whom was Henry Shattuck, born September 18, 1811 in Pompey. He "married Mehetable Knapp of Pompey" in 1831. She died in 1840. They had two children, one of whom was Mary Ann who married Erasmus Hungerford of DeWitt. In 1842, Henry married Sarah Park of Lafayette.

From the family bible:

Births:
Henry Shattuck - September 13, 1811
Mahittable Knapp - November 18, 1804
Sarah Park - June 17, 1818
Mary Ann Shattuck - January 1, 1832
Cornelia Shattuck - November 22, 1834
Mary Mahittable Shattuck - February 5, 1843
Alice Adell Shattuck - June 10, 1844
Holbert Shattuck - June 15, 1846
Henry Shattuck, Jr. - February 15, 1846
Frank Shattuck - January 22, 1851
Alice Hungerford - November 11, 1857
Clarence Hungerford - July 12, 1860
Hobart Hungerford - September 16, 1871

Marriages:
Henry Shattuck - September 28, 1831 to Mahittable Knapp
Henry Shattuck - March 23, 1842 to Sarah Park
Mary Ann Shattuck - May 1, 1856 to Erasmus Hungerford
Cornelia Shattuck - June 5, 1850 to Edward White
Alice Adell Shattuck - October 13, 1869 to George Dorr
Clarence Hungerford - ? to Jesse Marsh
Clarence Hungerford - September 17, 1900 to Sarah M. Judd
E. Hobart Hungerford - January 4, 1893 to Minnie G. Austen
Austen H. Hungerford - January 4, 1932 to Clara L. Koring

Deaths:
Mahittable Shattuck - December 7, 1840
Mary Mahittable Shattuck - March 21, 1843
Adelburt Shattuck - October 31, 1846
Henry Shattuck, Jr. - January 1, 1850
Frank Shattuck - April 13, 1865
Alice Adell Shattuck, wife of George Dorr - March 11, 1870
Sarah Dorr - July 15, 1872
Henry Shattuck - April 28, 1882
Erasmus S. Hungerford - January 13, 1893
Sarah F. Shattuck - April 6, 1894

Sadly, the letter indicates that Clara was the last of the Hungerfords since neither she nor Austen's aunts and uncles had any children.

The article has this interesting statement: "George W. Hungerford was an American from head to foot, being a direct decendant [sic] of one of the two Hungerford brothers who landed at Plymouth Rock from the Mayflower." Alas, we know that there was no one on the Mayflower who had the Hungerford surname.

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