Now I scratch my head, to remember the meaning of the record. My grandmother was a descendant of the Pulsifers (Pulsiphers) of Massachusetts. So let's go over to Ancestry and see how she connected to this early couple.
Their daughter Lucy Pulsifer, married George T. Granger, who during the Civil War wrote letters and helped save their orphaned granddaughters in Texas. One of those granddaughters was my paternal great-grandmother.
I'm amazed at all the records that Betsey and Ebenezer Pulsipher (Pulsifer) managed to have in their short lives! They may have gotten married on another day, or perhaps the registration date wasn't the same as the wedding date.
This record shows on fourth entry that the couple were married in February of 1794, in Boston. It may also have been the place where legal records were kept, since they spent all their lives in Newburyport, Essex County, MA.
They had 5 children. I don't know for sure what Ebenezer Pulsifer did for a living, but Newburyport, MA was a ship building and sailing town. And when he died, he was listed in the Columbia Centenal (published Nov 21, 1827) newspaper as "Captain Ebenezer Pulsifer" age 54. The Essex County records (below) state Captain Ebenezer Pulsifer died Nov. 7, 1826.
|Old Hill Burying Ground, Newburyport, MA|
|Entrance to Old Hill Burying Ground, Newburyport, MA|
Here is my submission to link to Sepia Saturday's meme of old photos...a topic on "Love and Marriage" for August. I don't know how many posts I will have on topic, but this is a forgiving bunch! Go on over and see what other romantic fools have come up with!