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Newells of MA, ME, NY

Sanderson and Childs Families

The Newell Name
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Family histories

According to the "History of Whately, Mass.", Robert Sanderson was a silversmith and "Master of Ye Mint". He made the famous "Pine Tree Shilling".

According to R. S. Yeoman in "Guide Book of U.S. Coins". John Hall was Master of the Mint and Robert Sanderson was his assistant. Sanderson became Master after Hall's death.

(The names have also appeared as John Hull and Robert Saunderson.)

Polixana Child's ancestor, Robert Childs, arrived from England sometime before 1653 and settled in Barnstable on Cape Cod. The Childs family moved to Deerfield, Shutesbury, and Conway during the next years before Polixana was born.

Stephen Sanderson and Polixana Childs Sanderson were married in Greenfield, Massachusetts, and then settled in Conway, Massachusetts. They were the parents of Edward, Alpheus, Richard, Charles, Diadamia, Tryphena, Mary, and Austin. Austin, 3/1828-12/27/1850, married Charlotte Gary Wells, 4/4/1810, Greenfield, MA,- 9/10/1863, daughter of Rodolphus and Mary Allen Wells.

Austin and Charlotte were the parents of Tryphena Janet, 12/1/1840,Conway, MA,-2/27/1919, Albany, N.Y., and a son, Stephen, who died shortly after birth.


Pine Tree Shillings