Today my post will discuss the craft of basket making in New England in the 19th Century and its relationship to the Marden family. This occupation is typically thought of as “Indian work” in the Northeast, and the majority of basket makers were Native Americans. But there were also “Yankee” basket makers. Having an occupation of “basket maker” in New England does not guarantee the person was Native.
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Today I begin outlining what is known about Edward Marden Junior’s children. I am starting with his 2nd child and will cover his first born, Nathaniel, after all the other children. Nathaniel is quite a puzzle, elusive and colorful. He will take more than one post to cover properly. I will cover the possible 1st family of Edward Jr. by a woman named Rebecca Jamison in a separate post later.
I need to review what I have already learned before I can decide on a plan of action for further research.
At the beginning of this project I found 3 published works that addressed the Marden family, as well as census records, and later I uncovered some Grafton County deeds. I will review what I learned from the published genealogies about Edward Jr. in this post. Part two will discuss the specific sources within the Annis Genealogy with an analysis of the reliability of those sources.