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A Lady In Virginia April 19, 2017

Lady Lucy Higginson Burwell Lady Lucy Higginson Burwell

Lewis Fairfield Burwell  Lewis Fairfield Burwell

Early settlers in the area that later became Williamsburg Virginia

These are my 8X Great Grandparents


Church of Saint Nicholas Great Yarmouth Norfolk England January 29, 2017


Back to my genealogy research.  This church was the place of worship for my 8X Great Grandmother Susanna Felton.  Susanna left Norfolk to come to Salem Massachusetts in the 1630’s.  She was part of The Great Migration.



Sample Find A Grave Record April 15, 2016

Abigail Wigglesworth Sweetser my 8X Great Grandmother

Abigail Wigglesworth Sweetser
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Birth: 1632
Death: Jul. 22, 1718
Suffolk County
Massachusetts, USA

“Genealogical and Personal Memoirs Relating to the Families of Boston and Eastern Massachusetts” William Richard Cutter Published in 1908 (Pages 1592+)Benjamin Sweetser, son of Seth Sweetser (1st wife, Bethia and 2nd wife Mrs Elizabeth Oakes) and Mrs Elizabeth Oakes, was born in Tring. England, about 1632, died July 22, 1718.

He came to Charlestown with his parents when an infant. He inherited the homestead. He followed his trade of last-maker in Charlestown. He was a prominent Baptist at the time that denomination was being oppressed by the Puritans, and he was fined fifty pounds and imprisoned for being a Baptist. His will is dated May 5, 1716, and proved August 12, 1718.

He bequeathed to his wife, to sons Benjamin, Samuel, Joseph and Wigglesworth.

He married Abigail Wigglesworth, born 1632, died July 22, 1718, aged eighty-six years, according to her gravestone.

Children born at Charlestown:
1 – Abigail, Married Andrew Simpson
2 – Bethia, Married October 30, 1663, Edward Paine; second, Isaac Wheeler
3 – Benjamin, born April 24, 1666, died at Maiden, september 23, 1720
4 – Seth, born July 7, 1668
5 – Joseph, born January 14, 1670
6 – Samuel, born August 1, 1673
7 – Wigglesworth, born May 28, 1677
Found on Ancestry.com, the following records:

US New England Marriages Prior to 1700
Benjamin Sweetser (1632-1718) & Abigail Wigglesworth (1640- ) Married 1660 in Charlestown
(Abigail Married 2nd Rev Ellis Callender 1719)
Massachusetts Town & Vital Records 1620-1988
Ellis Callender and Mary or Eliza Sweetser
Married in Boston on Nov 17, 1719

(Ellis Callender born 1641, died 18 May 1728, Boston)

Family links:
Benjamin Cooke Sweetser (1633 – 1718)

Benjamin Sweetser (1666 – 1720)*
Seth Sweetser (1668 – 1731)*

*Calculated relationship

Phipps Street Burying Ground
Suffolk County
Massachusetts, USA
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Abigail <i>Wigglesworth</i> Sweetser
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Mary Vore – 8X Great Grandmother March 31, 2016

Mary Vore was born in Crewkerne Somerset England in 1617.  In 1630, when she was 13, she came to America with her parents, Richard Vore and Ann Harris.   immigrant ancestor   She subsequently married Alexander Alford in 1646 in Windsor Connecticut.  They had 11 children.  She lived to 1687, age 70,  and is buried in Northampton Massachusetts.


Ann Brigham – Immigrant Ancestor March 29, 2016

ann brigham thompson  Grave Marker for Ann Brigham Thompson.  At age 25 she came to America from England.  She lived to age 69 and is buried in Quincy Massachusetts.  She was my 8X Great Grandmother.


How Cool Is This? February 21, 2016

Filed under: 8X Great Grandmother,Ancestors,Genealogy,Immigrants — Janet @ 9:57 pm

Information about my ancestors – my 8th great grandfather and great grandmother were married in Westminster Abbey.  This wedding took place in 1659 on the 4th of July.  They came to America the next year.  He was the Lt. Governor of the Colony of Connecticut.  William Jones, 1624-1706.  His wife, my 8th great grandmother, Hannah Eaton 1633-1707. They are buried in Grove Cemetery, New Haven Connecticut.

Andrea Doria


My 8X Great Grandmother = Hanged As A Witch January 26, 2016

It is rather a shattering discovery regarding one of my ancestors my 8X Great Grandmother.

Francis Nurse          Documentation f nourse


Nourse Family



Rebecca Nurse Homestead Danvers 149 PineSt       Rebecca Nurse home             Rebecca Nurse marker?

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