Materials for a History of the Sessions Family in America: the Descendants of Alexander Sessions of Andover, Massachusetts, 1669

Materials for a History of the Sessions Family in America: the Descendants of Alexander Sessions of Andover, Massachusetts, 1669

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Materials for a History of the Sessions Family in America: the Descendants of Alexander Sessions of Andover, Massachusetts, 1669 - Francis C. Sessions. From many years of research, the author has crafted this history of the Sessions family in America. The book’s first section contains extracts from records concerning persons named Sessions in Essex County, Massachusetts. The records transcribed range in date from the late seventeenth to the early nineteenth centuries, and include probate records, deeds and quit claims, other court records and depositions, and town records which include lists of letters. The second section, Letters, presents letters written by numerous Sessions family members across the country at the request of the compiler. Most were written in the nineteenth century, but incidents referenced and material included date as far back as the seventeenth century. These letters, which trace ancestry and descendants of the letter writers, present biographical sketches of many family members, and provide invaluable genealogical data. Included is the genealogy of Nathaniel Sessions of Pomfret, Connecticut. The book’s third section is titled Estrays, and contains miscellaneous stray Sessions records, such as appointments, deaths, marriages, extracts from newspaper articles and accounts, etc. Final sections contain records on early generations of the Sessions family, such as the seventeenth century vital records of Alexander Sessions of Andover, Massachusetts, and his descendants; a biographical sketch of, and listing of the descendants of, Nathaniel Sessions (b.1680 in Connecticut); the descendants of Robert Sessions Jr. of South Wilbraham, Massachusetts; a biographical sketch and a lineage of Francis C. Sessions; the descendants of John Sessions (b.1741); and a genealogy of the family of George Sessions and Eunice Mather. The appendix includes miscellaneous letters and reminiscences, plus biographical sketches of Walter L. Sessions (born at Brandon, Vermont), Rev. John Sessions D.D. (born in Westminster, Vermont), Alonzo Sessions of Ionia, Michigan (b.1810), Judge William M. Sessions (b.1827), and William R. Sessions (b.1835). A genealogical table of the Sessions family is also included. Portraits of family members are scattered throughout, and an index to persons named Sessions rounds out this volume. (1890, 1998), 2016, 5½x8½, paper, fullname Sessions index, 280 pp. 101-S0847 ISBN: 078840847X