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A Knapsack April 1, 2016

This is a diversion from my current focus in my genealogy research.  This is the knapsack carried by my 4X Great Grandfather Benjamin Warner in the Revolutionary War.

benjamin warner's knapsack


Irish Ancestors January 28, 2016

Shamrock Symbol         Irish Immigrant

My Irish credentials – I lived in Dublin for the first 44 years of my married life,

I am married to a man born and bred in Belfast Northern Ireland

Some of my ancestors came from Ireland – to name one, Alexander Trimble who emigrated from County Donegal at the age of 22 on May 20 1849 – at the height of the Irish Famine.  Alexander Trimble was my 4X Great Grandfather



Ancestor Found December 2, 2015

Filed under: 4X Great Grandfather,Ancestors,Genealogy — Janet @ 4:33 am

The following record is from Find a Grave  John Friend was my Great Great Great Great (4X) Grandfather

John Friend
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Birth: Jan. 28, 1739
Essex County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Nov. 20, 1793
Essex County
Massachusetts, USA

He was the son of John and Martha (Conant) Friend. (sources: gravestone inscription & Vital Records of Wenham, MA to the end of the year 1849)Family links:
John Friend (1718 – 1785)
Martha Conant Friend (1716 – 1807)

Sarah Wallace Friend (1744 – 1766)*
Hannah Wells Friend (1744 – 1829)*

Isaac Friend (1768 – 1844)*
Simeon Friend (1780 – 1860)*

John Friend (1739 – 1793)
Sarah Friend Merrill (1742 – 1813)*
Martha Friend Palmer (1749 – 1830)**

*Calculated relationship

Note: He was a soldier of the American Revolution.

Wenham Cemetery
Essex County
Massachusetts, USA
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Record added: Nov 23, 2010
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4X Great Grandfather August 3, 2015

belknap   Joseph Belknap Jr.  1658-1716          my 4X Great Grandfather      Boston Massachusetts