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- My Ancestor, Royal Servant Edmund Moody Saved the Life of Henry VIII and Changed History! 52 Ancestors, Week 16 – Should Be a Movie.
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Tag Archives: Massachusetts
My Beardsley Ancestors, the Lost Village of Beard’s Wood, My Family Connection to P.T. Barnum and General Tom Thumb. 52 Ancestors, Week 20: Bearded.
This week’s writing prompt is the word bearded. Although, my great-great grandfather John Davis Kennedy had a pretty cool looking beard in the photo of him in his US Civil War Union uniform, there is not much else to write … Continue reading
Posted in 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks, Famous Kin, Genealogy Tagged 52 Ancestors, Albright, Allis, Amy Adams, Anna Gunn, Bardsley, Beard, Beard's Wood, Beardslee, Beardsley, Belding, Blakeman, Boston, Christian, Church of England, Clement, Cole, Colonial America, Colonial Connecticut, Colonial Massachusetts, Concord, Connecticut, Derbyshire, Doman, Edward Norton, Emily Dickinson, England, English, Erewash River, family history, Family Tree, Frank Kellogg, French, Fuller, Genealogy, General Tom Thumb, Harvey, Harvie, Howard Dean, Howard Hawks, Ilkieston, Janis Joplin, Jeremiah Day, leah, Leicestershire, Leonard, London, Lost Villages, Massachusetts, Meekins, Merchant, Mollis Chapel, Northup, Nottinghamshire, Phil Knight, Prindle, PT Barnum, Root, Scott, Ship Planter, St. Mary's Ilkieston, Stratford, The Black Death, Treat Williams, Wells, WK Kellogg, Wood, Zoe Kazan 2 Comments
Famous Fahey Kin. Actress Myrna Fahey. 52 Ancestors, Week 28 – Characters.
This week’s writing prompt is Characters. Although we are always free to be creative and interpret the prompt however we wish, some suggestions were: every family has a person who might be described as a “character,” or someone named for … Continue reading
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The First Name Tacy. 34+ Women named Tacy in my Family Tree! 52 Ancestors, Week 24: Popular Name.
This week’s 52 Ancestors writing theme is “Popular Name”. This could include ancestors that have a name that was popular or trendy at the time, or a name that keeps getting used in your family tree. I decided to write … Continue reading
Posted in 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks, Famous Kin, Genealogy, Religious Tagged 52 Ancestors, Allen, Amy Adams, Babcock, Baptist, Barber, Billy Gilman, Burdick, Cash Warren, Christian, Clark, Cole, Congregational Church, Connecticut, Cooper, Crandall, Crumb, Davis, England, faith, family history, Family Names, Family Tree, Genealogy, Hall, Harry Chapin, History, Hubbard, Jeffrey, John Batterson Stetson, Kennedy, Kenyon, Larkin, Lewis, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Massachusetts, Maxson, New Jersey, Palmer, Price, Puritians, Rhode Island, Saretzki, Schullin, Scriven, Seventh-Day Baptist, Stillman, Tace, Tacie, Tacy, Tasy, Virginia, Washington County Rhode Island, West Virginia, Williams, Yeomans 4 Comments
52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks. Week 8: Courting. My Ancestor Mary Wheldon Taylor. Her Life and Death.
The writing prompt for this week is “Courting”. Either as in courting in the law or courting as in romance. I could write about the myriad of ancestors that are found in Colonial American court records, including the ancestor I … Continue reading
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged 52 Ancestors, Ancestry, Arnold, Barnstable County, Basford, Cape Cod, Colonial Massachusetts, Coroners Inquest, Courting, Dennis Township, Duxbury, Duxbury Bay, Edward Doty, England, family history, Family Tree, Gabriel Wheldon, Inquest, Jury of Inquest, Marchant, Martha Cross, Mary Wheldon Taylor, Massachusetts, Merchant, Nottinghamshire, Plymouth Colony, Robin Hood, Sherwood Forest, United Kingdom, Wheldon, William Durkee, Yarmouth 3 Comments
52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks. Week 7: Landed. February Theme: Branching Out. My Contentious and Quarrelsome Mayflower Pilgrim Ancestor Edward Doty.
When I received the writing prompt for this week, Landed, I considered taking it in several various directions, I do have some British ancestors that were considered Landed Gentry, as well as owners of large amounts of land in early … Continue reading
Posted in 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks, Famous Kin, Genealogy Tagged 52 Ancestors, Barrett, Bill Weld, British American Colonies, British Colonies, Calvin Coolidge, Christian, Clarke, Colonial America, Davis, Dick Van Dyke, Doty, Doughty, Dueling, Edward Doty, Edward Leister, Eliphalet Remington, England, Fahey, Fahy, faith, Family Tree, Fay, Fisher, Genealogy, Gooden, Harmon, Jordana Brewster, Lamb, Lavinia Warren, London, Massachusetts, Massachusetts Bay Colony, Mayflower, Mayflower Pilgrim, McGuire, Orsen Bean, Plymouth, Plymouth Colony, Raquel Welch, Schermerhorn, Snow, Stephen Hopkins, Tuesday Weld, United Kingdom, Warren Buffett, William Bradford 5 Comments
52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks 2021 – Week 45: Stormy Weather. My ancestors John Cogswell / Elizabeth Thompson – The Great Colonial Hurricane of 1635 – The Ship Angel Gabriel
The ship Angel Gabriel was a 240-ton English passenger galleon. They journeyed from England to Massachusetts in a fleet of five ships, the Angel Gabriel joined by the James, the Elizabeth (Bess), the Mary and the Diligence. They left Bristol England on 4 June 1635. The Angel Gabriel was captained by Robert Andrews of Norwich, Norfolk, England. … Continue reading
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My Ancestor Rev. Thomas Shepard, an English and American Puritan Minister and Significant Figure in Early Colonial New England.
In this month of August on the 25th will mark the 372nd anniversary of the death of my quite interesting and significant ancestor Rev. Thomas Shepard. He and his third wife Margaret Borodell are my 8th great-grandparents. She was the … Continue reading
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My Ancestor William Durkee – First Irish Catholic to settle in Massachusetts
My more recent immigrant ancestors were from in and around Gort and Peterswell Parish in Galway, Ireland, and from Klingenmünster in the Südliche Weinstraße (Southwest Wine Route) district in Germany. I have to go back an additional eighty-five years to find … Continue reading
Posted in 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks, Catholic, Famous Kin, Genealogy, Religious Tagged 52 Ancestors, Barbados, British America, British Colonies, Catholic, Colonial America, Essex County, Family Tree, Genealogy, George Martin, History, Ipswich, Irish, Irish Indentured Servants, Irish Slaves, Ispwich, Martha Cross, Massachusetts, Mercy Durkee, Puritians, Red Legs, Salem Witch Trials, Susannah Martin, Susannah North, West Indies, William Durkee 4 Comments